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

Heathcare

Citizenship and Civic Partnership

Education

Regional Research

Labor and the Economy

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  • Author(s):
    Karen Richman
    Abstract:

    Study of Latino retirees and working adults in Chicago reveals lack of preparedness for retirement and anxiety about future. Reveals immigrant elders expect family networks to support them in old age, but U.S.-born children may not share these expectations and/or may not be able to fulfill them.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-12
    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):
    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):
    Sonia Soltero, Costas Spirou, Joanna Schmit, Xóchitl Bada, Nawojka Lesinski, Vanessa Guridy, Amalia Pallares, John Koval, Jose Soltero, Samuel Rosenberg, Larry Bennett, Peter Creticos, Elizabeth Robbins, Maria de los Angeles Torres
    Abstract:

    Edited volume of five studies by Chicago-area social scientists scholars on Latinos in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Chapters on Latinos and Neo-Regionalism, Latinos and Education, Latino Engagement and Mobility in the Labor Force and Economy, and Latino Civic and Political Engagement.

    Date Created:
    2010-06-01
    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