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):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

    Date Created:
    2012-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Roberto Suro
    Abstract:

    Brief on the demographics of U.S. Latinos by director of Pew Hispanic Center. Attempts to explain common myths, misunderstandings and difficulties in conducting research on the largest minority group.

    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Roger A. Knight, Andrew Deliyannides, Juan Carlos Guzman
    Abstract:

    Follow up report on 2005 State of Latino Chicago. Analyzes valuable economic contributions of Chicago-area Latinos and disproves myth that Latinos negatively impact the economy. Also finds that Latinos contribute almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than they cost in the delivery of public services like education, healthcare, public safety, and other services. Analyzes data from 2009 U.S. Census and American Community Survey.

    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Examines contributions of Latinos to economic and civic life in Chicago. Finds Latino economic success increased dramatically between 1990 and 2003 through new business, job creation, and increasing homeownership. Based on data from Institute for Latino Studies’ Chicago-Area Survey, US Census Bureau and Illinois State Board of Education.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Olga U. Herrera, Víctor Sorell, Gilberto Cárdenas
    Abstract:

    Chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists of events, artists, and organizations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With a foreword by Víctor Sorell and Gilberto Cárdenas

    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Members of the Cicero Youth Task Force
    Abstract:

    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
  • 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):
    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):
    Edwin I Hernández, Kenneth G. Davis, Jeffrey Smith, Matthew T. Loveland, Milagros Peña, Georgian Schiopu
    Abstract:

    Investigation of role of religion in civic engagement and political behavior among Latinos. Finds correlation between religious affiliation and church behavior and community involvement, political party identification, and positions on social and moral issues. Based on data from Pew Hispanic Center’s 2004 National Survey of Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    In recent years Hispanics have become a major force in housing markets across the nation. As the fastest growing segment of the US population, Hispanics are forming new households at an unprecedented rate?fueling demand in both the renter- and owner-occupied housing markets. Hispanic immigrant householders and their children, along with the many long-established Hispanic residents of the United States, are creating homes for themselves and their families and have become stakeholders in their …

    Date Created:
    2006-06-01
    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):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Este informe presenta un resumen de los hallazgos de un estudio llevado a cabo por el Instituto de Estudios Latinos y la Universidad de Notre Dame concerniente a subvenciones otorgadas por La Fundacion Comunitaria de Chicago (CCT) para fomentar el desarrollo del liderazgo latino.

    Date Created:
    2005-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report