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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):
    Michael Hildreth
    Abstract:

    This report is a direct result of consultation with the research communities funded by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The goal of this effort is to provide feedback to NSF on current best practices with regard to research data curation, discovery, access, preservation, and re-use, and suggestions for areas of improvement and investment that could facilitate broader curation of, access to, and re-use of research data in the fu…

    Date Created:
    2017-08-31
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
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    Analyzes attitudes of Latino and non-Latino white and black Chicagoans towards immigration, in general, and perceived impacts of immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and various countries in Asia and Europe.

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This is the second of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as and theological education. It analyzes what a quantitative survey of Latino/a theological students reveals about the educational and ministerial backgrounds of Latino/a seminarians. We find that Latinos/as arrive at seminary with considerable community and religious leadership experience. They also come from comparatively less formally educated families than their white non-Hispanic peers?a reality that might …

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Teresa Ghilarducci, Karen Richman
    Abstract:

    This study advances the current literature on Latinos? pension participation by separating voluntary exclusion from the involuntary exclusion. Logistic regression analysis of the 2001 Survey of Income Program Participants (SIPP) reveals that immigrant status and country of origin explain why Latinos would voluntarily opt out of participating in their employer?s pension plan. Policy reforms that would bolster Latino retirement income security include encouraging plan coverage of part-time and …

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Alejandro Silva, Chairman, Evans Food Group, Douglas Doetsch, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, and Vice President, Chicago Board of Education
    Abstract:

    Report on integration of the Mexicans into Chicago’s economic, social, and political life. Details Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 2005 Task Force’s recommendations to private and public institutions to encourage Mexican immigrants’ greater economic engagement and to stimulate public discussion of the key challenges and opportunities involved.

    Date Created:
    2004-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Mark Hugo Lopez
    Abstract:

    Highlights differences in voter turnout and registration rates of Latinos compared to other groups. Focuses on young Latino voters who constitute a larger proportion of the Latino electorate. Examines data from the Current Population Survey of U.S. Census and Keeter et al.‘s national surveys of civic engagement.

    Date Created:
    2003-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Members of the Cicero Youth Task Force
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    2005 study of a coalition of organizations working to help youth avoid risks and promote the wellness of families and children in Cicero, whose population is 80% Latino. Report provides comprehensive list of local community resources, activities, organizations and contacts.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Abstract:

    Needs assessment of growing Latino immigrant communities of Berwyn and Cicero. Findings include high economic contributions from Latinos communities despite lower education levels and incomes and high church, community and nascent citizen participation. Reports a shared belief that the most important issues facing the community relate to children and education. Based on interviews with 172 individual leaders and community members and historical and census data.

    Date Created:
    2002-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    Summary of 2007 Suburban Latino Roundtables in four towns with new Mexican immigrant settlement. The Institute for Latino Studies led workshops for municipal officials, educators, mayors, and community and faith leaders. Recommends strategies to better lead and assist Latino communities in realms of housing affordability and availability, parental investment in education, social services for Latinos, particularly in new immigrant communities.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Teresa Ghilarducci, Joelle Saad-Lesser, Karen Richman, Erin Jelm, Roger Knight
    Abstract:

    Interdisciplinary study integrating cultural anthropology and economics. Analyzes results from 2009-2010 ethnographic research in the Chicago metropolitan area and statistical analyses of the Current Population Survey, the Chicago-Area Survey, and Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles Survey. Key findings include immigrants’ collectivist investments in social networks substitute for retirement savings; their descendants invest less in collectivist networks…

    Date Created:
    2012-02-01
    Resource Type
    Report