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.



Children and Youth

Immigration and Transnationalism

Family and Households



Citizenship and Civic Partnership


Regional Research

Labor and the Economy

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  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Timothy Ready

    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.

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    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

    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.

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