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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):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    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
  • Author(s):
    D. Garth Taylor, Francisco Menchaca, Mari Gallagher, Robin Newberger
    Abstract:

    Study of the structural barriers to new Latino immigrants’ use of banks and the financial system, Covers innovative ways to provide documentation for loans through Mexican consular identification cards and individual taxpayer identification numbers, and remittances to Mexico. Uses Chicago-Area Latino Survey, Pew Hispanic and U.S. Census data. Finds an increase in use of financial institutions within the first generation over time. Produced in partnership with the Metro Chicago Information…

    Date Created:
    2006-02-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Danielle Dirks, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Caroline Sotelo-Turner, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of their theological education. Identifies critical institutional and curricular characteristics for preparing seminarians to be leaders responding to spiritual and material needs of Latinos/as in U.S. Based upon data from focus groups and surveys conducted in 2002-2004.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    Resource Type
    Report