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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Family and Households

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  • 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):
    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):
    Wei Sun, Teresa Ghilarducci, Karen Richman, Gia Barboza
    Abstract:

    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.

    Date Created:
    2008-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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):
    Wei Sun, Teresa Ghilarducci
    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-t…

    Date Created:
    2004-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Karen Richman, Gia Barboza
    Abstract:

    Explains how the shift in workers’ retirement funding from defined benefit pensions to defined contribution plans places undue burden on participants’ financial literacy. Latinos’ low financial literacy contributes to lower participation rates and “off-brand” uses of defined contribution savings plans. Recommends policies to bolster Latinos’ financial literacy and retirement security. Based on Survey of Income Program Participants (SIPP) and Health and Retirement Sur…

    Date Created:
    2007-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report