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Nearly 80 percent of Latino families struggle to get by in LA

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Volunteer Guadalupe Flores passes out food during CHIRLA's event on November 23, 2011.
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Volunteer Guadalupe Flores passes out food during a event by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles on November 23, 2011. CHIRLA also handed out food baskets to needy North Hollywood community members.

More Latino families find it harder to make ends meet compared to any other ethnic group in Los Angeles.

Southern California is one of the most expensive places in the country to live.

new statistic from the Economic Policy Institute puts this in perspective: Nearly 80 percent of Latino families in the LA area are struggling to get by, far more than other demographic in the city.

Manuel Pastor joins Take Two to explain why there's such a disparity between this and other ethnic groups.

Pastor is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC, where he's also a professor of sociology and American studies & ethnicity.

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