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  • Author(s):
    Julie Braungart-Rieker, Elizabeth Moore, Jen Burke Lefever, Kathy Guajardo
    Abstract:

    Obesity rates in the U.S. for both children and adults are alarmingly high, particularly for those in low-income households. The current project, a partnership between Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties Head Start Consortium and the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, focused on reducing obesogenic home environments for low-income families. Focusing on home environments, particularly for young children, is important because research shows that mothers are…

    Date Created:
    2017-10-31
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

    Date Created:
    2012-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Roberto Suro
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    Brief on the demographics of U.S. Latinos by director of Pew Hispanic Center. Attempts to explain common myths, misunderstandings and difficulties in conducting research on the largest minority group.

    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Sung David Chun, Karen Richman, Justin Sena
    Abstract:

    Interdisciplinary study of how and whether gender influences Latinos’ savings for retirement. Third phrase of project examining the structural-economic factors limiting Latinos’ eligibility to participate in pension savings programs and social and cultural reasons affecting participation (See La Tercera Edad: Latinos’ Pensions, Retirement and Impact on Families (2008) and Confianza, Savings and Retirement: A Study of Mexican Immigrants in Chicago (2012). Analyzes data from U.S. Ce…

    Date Created:
    2015-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Roger A. Knight, Andrew Deliyannides, Juan Carlos Guzman
    Abstract:

    Follow up report on 2005 State of Latino Chicago. Analyzes valuable economic contributions of Chicago-area Latinos and disproves myth that Latinos negatively impact the economy. Also finds that Latinos contribute almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than they cost in the delivery of public services like education, healthcare, public safety, and other services. Analyzes data from 2009 U.S. Census and American Community Survey.

    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Examines contributions of Latinos to economic and civic life in Chicago. Finds Latino economic success increased dramatically between 1990 and 2003 through new business, job creation, and increasing homeownership. Based on data from Institute for Latino Studies’ Chicago-Area Survey, US Census Bureau and Illinois State Board of Education.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Olga U. Herrera, Víctor Sorell, Gilberto Cárdenas
    Abstract:

    Chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists of events, artists, and organizations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With a foreword by Víctor Sorell and Gilberto Cárdenas

    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Philip García PhD
    Abstract:

    Explores issues, policies, and practices affecting baccalaureate production among Hispanic students. A guide on how to assess educational status of Hispanic students in different locales and how higher education institutions can establish and monitor campus goals.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Further examination of Garcia and Hero’s 2007 report, “Preliminary Explorations of Latinos and Politics.” Differentiates between behavior and attitudes of US-born Latinos, foreign-born, citizens and non-citizens.

    Date Created:
    2007-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    As custodians of the next generation of pastors and lay religious leaders, seminaries and graduate schools of theology must constantly adapt their programming to keep up with the changing needs of the churches and communities their students will go on to serve. The ongoing growth of the Hispanic population in both Catholic and Protestant congregations has spurred such institutions to evaluate their curricula and general academic cultures to identify how to best prepare ministers for service t…

    Date Created:
    2008-10-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Survey reveals positive perceptions of the largest immigrant group in Chicago, regardless of the immigrants’ national origin.

    Date Created:
    2007-07-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Study of Latino/a seminarians, based on a 2004 bilingual survey sent to 67 seminaries and schools of theology in the U.S. Results compared with a 1999 survey by Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education of 2,512 respondents of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report