Institute for Latino Studies Sponsored Research and Publications Archive

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The Institute for Latino Studies has sponsored research and scholarship on the role of Latinos in the ongoing transformation of U.S. society overall and of Metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana, in particular. Reports and policy and research briefs are available for download.

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Religion

Children and Youth

Immigration and Transnationalism

Family and Households

Gender

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Citizenship and Civic Partnership

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  • 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):
    Rob Paral, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Investigation of how Mexican immigrants are progressing economically in comparison to U.S.-born Mexican Americans. Uses census data to analyze household income, educational status, poverty levels, and homeownership rate of population.

    Date Created:
    2005-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    D. Garth Taylor, Rob Paral, María de los Angeles Torres
    Abstract:

    Explores why Mexican immigrants delay naturalization longer and have a lower rate of becoming US citizens than almost all other immigrant nationalities. Covers naturalization trends in relation to age, time in the US, household status, and the context of immigration policy. Based on data from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and regional surveys of Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2006-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report