100 million dollars of work were considered large. The remainder of the respondents was placed
in the category of medium sized construction firms (Figure 4-1).
In order to obtain demographic information about the Hispanic population of the work
force within in the construction industry, this research obtained an estimate of the total number
of workers on each of the respondent' s j obsites and an estimate of a number of Hispanic workers
on the jobsite. This estimate of the number of workers included the subcontractors on the
project. In order to simplify the information presented the overall average of the number of
workers that ranged from small to large populations was compared with the overall average
number of Hispanic workers. Of the overall average of all workers on this chart is compared it
to the overall average of Hispanic workers on this chart, it is evident that roughly 61 percent of
all workers accounted for on this the chart are Hispanic. A Chi-square test was conducted to
determine if there is a relationship between the number of workers on each proj ect and
proportion of Hispanic workers on these proj ects. The results of the Chi-square test showed that
there was a relationship at a 95% confidence level ( Figure 4-2 and Table 4-1).
This research also attempted to obtain demographic information on the number of
undocumented Hispanic workers on projects. Because of the delicate nature of this issue,
responses should be regarded as estimates at best. Twenty four of the 30 superintendents
provided an estimate of the percentage of the Hispanic workers on these proj ects who are
undocumented. Because this topic could be considered controversial, this is possibly one reason
that this information was not provided by all 30 respondents. In order to determine if there was a
relationship between annual company volume and the number of undocumented Hispanic
workers, a Chi-square test was conducted. The results of the Chi-square test showed there was
not a significant relationship between the number of undocumented Hispanic workers and annual