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):
    Edwin Hernández, David Sikkink
    Abstract:

    Research on role of religion in academic success and failure of Latino youth. Particular focus on impoverished inner-city schools. Analyzes 1996 data from National Household Education Survey, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and 1999 data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.

    Date Created:
    2003-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Martha Zurita, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Research on the continued segregation of low-income and minority students from more affluent White students and the obstacles to programs aiming to eliminate race- and class- based student achievement gaps. Based on data from Illinois State Board of Education.

    Date Created:
    2003-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Verónica Castro, Martha Zurita, Eva Serrano, Sylvia Puente
    Abstract:

    Discusses Latinos’ access to education and effects on upward mobility. Explores why Latinos are the least formally educated group in the nation today, and why many Latino youth lack basic skills and knowledge required for economic and social mobility. Case study in Cicero, Ill.

    Date Created:
    2004-03-01
    Resource Type
    Report