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  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Guillermo J. Grenier
    Abstract:

    Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the ‘wave’ of immigration that brought immigrants to the United States, social scientists and the public tend to take the community’s monolithic political profile for granted and assume that it remains unchanged over time. Yet careful analysis of recent data reveals that while most Cuban Americans in South Florida are anti-Castro, the level of their fervor varies greatly among generational and wave…

    Date Created:
    2004-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Finds more than 50% of Chicago-area Latinos have high community/church involvement and believe in personal agency to have a positive impact on community. Yet there was a recent slight decline in level of community involvement among both U.S.- and foreign-born Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Sung Chun, Rob Paral, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Analyzes 2000 U.S. census data to report on demographic shifts in Metropolitan Chicago since 1990. Findings include Latino population increased by 568,000 to 1.4 million; 2/3 of Latino population growth took place in suburbs; 17.4% of the local population is Latino; Latino population growth kept the population of the city from decreasing; and people of Mexican origin comprise 75 percent of the entire area’s Latino population.

    Date Created:
    2004-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun
    Abstract:

    Since the release of Latino subgroup population data by the Census Bureau in 2001, many Latino advocacy and community organizations, planners, and scholars have suspected that the official census enumeration represents a severe underestimate of Latino-origin group populations in all parts of the country.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report