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  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Teresa Ghilarducci, Karen Richman, Gia Barboza
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    Explains social and economic reasons for Latinos’ retirement insecurity, consequences of Latinos’ low pension participation rates and recommendations for policies to bolster Latinos’ security in old age. Based on analysis of national data from Survey of Income and Program Participation and Health and Retirement Survey and focus group study of Latino workers and retirees in Chicago.

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    2008-06-01
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  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
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    Este informe presenta un resumen de los hallazgos de un estudio llevado a cabo por el Instituto de Estudios Latinos y la Universidad de Notre Dame concerniente a subvenciones otorgadas por La Fundacion Comunitaria de Chicago (CCT) para fomentar el desarrollo del liderazgo latino.

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    2005-09-01
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  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
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    Study of 17 Chicago Community Trust grants issued between 2001 and 2003 to foster Latino leadership development. Identifies challenges in developing Latino leadership, recommends programs to develop Latino leaders and finds that leaders who participated in such programs and received grants had significant success. Based on 73 interviews with grantee staff, community leaders, policymakers, and civic leaders.

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    2005-09-01
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  • Author(s):
    John Koval
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    Identifies parameters for gauging the relative economic well-being of Mexicans in Chicago Metropolitan area. Analyzes data from U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes case study of Mexican labor in Chicago food industry.

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    2004-03-01
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  • Author(s):
    Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
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    Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, and academic factors on their seminary experiences. Finds positive views of institutional diversity but negative views on integration of Latino/a and minority perspectives in academic environments.

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    2008-07-01
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  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
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    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.

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    2006-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Martha Zurita
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    Research on Latino civic participation and role of immigrant community-based organizations in promoting civic engagement in Chicago. Based on data from the Institute’s 2003 Chicago-Area Survey of 1500 households and U.S. Census.

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    2009-01-01
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  • Abstract:

    This report presents a summary of findings of a study undertaken by the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at the University of Notre Dame of grant making for Latino leadership development of The Chicago Community Trust. Please Note: See Outreach for shorter presentations in English and Spanish.

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    2003-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun
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    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.

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    2005-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    David A. Badillo
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    Civil rights activism within the Latino community ranges from locally based, grassroots organizing to national organizations that rely on highly trained legal professionals and make appeals up to the US Supreme Court. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is an organization that fits more handily into the latter category. Its stated mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States by fostering “sound publi…

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    2005-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero
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    Analysis of how partisan and electoral patterns vary among Latinos by national origin, region, and socioeconomic status. Finds Latinos’ low political participation and Democratic leaning.

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    2007-03-01
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  • Author(s):
    Martha Argelia Martinez
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    Study of trends in Latino banking and home ownership. Identifies barriers to credit and mortgages. Reports on innovative programs at institutions such as Chicago’s Second Federal Savings and Loan to reach out to undocumented Latino homebuyers to use Mexican consular identification cards and individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN) to enfranchise them in the formal financial system.

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
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