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

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Citizenship and Civic Partnership

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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):
    Eileen Diaz McConnell, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Study of the state of Latino housing. Finds that Latinos have lower homeownership rates, lower housing values, spend higher proportions of their household income on housing costs, experience higher denial rates for mortgage loans, and are much more likely to live in crowded and inadequate housing than Whites. However, Latinos are also making gains in homeownership due to the massive increases in mortgages. Recommends policies to meet Latinos’ burgeoning needs for safe, affordable, and hig…

    Date Created:
    2005-01-06
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Abstract:

    Needs assessment of growing Latino immigrant communities of Berwyn and Cicero. Findings include high economic contributions from Latinos communities despite lower education levels and incomes and high church, community and nascent citizen participation. Reports a shared belief that the most important issues facing the community relate to children and education. Based on interviews with 172 individual leaders and community members and historical and census data.

    Date Created:
    2002-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Michael Mata, Marciana Popescu, Guillermo Grenier, Rebecca Burwell, Aida Ramos, Milagros Peña, Jeffrey Smith
    Abstract:

    Results of a survey of faith-based organizations serving Latinos/as in four metro areas, which provide education, job training, advocacy, immigration, help, services for family, youth and children and healthcare. Documents concrete impacts capacity-training projects have on the organizational development and infrastructure of community-serving organizations.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    Summary of 2007 Suburban Latino Roundtables in four towns with new Mexican immigrant settlement. The Institute for Latino Studies led workshops for municipal officials, educators, mayors, and community and faith leaders. Recommends strategies to better lead and assist Latino communities in realms of housing affordability and availability, parental investment in education, social services for Latinos, particularly in new immigrant communities.

    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):
    D. Garth Taylor, Francisco Menchaca, Mari Gallagher, Robin Newberger
    Abstract:

    Study of the structural barriers to new Latino immigrants’ use of banks and the financial system, Covers innovative ways to provide documentation for loans through Mexican consular identification cards and individual taxpayer identification numbers, and remittances to Mexico. Uses Chicago-Area Latino Survey, Pew Hispanic and U.S. Census data. Finds an increase in use of financial institutions within the first generation over time. Produced in partnership with the Metro Chicago Information…

    Date Created:
    2006-02-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Analyzes U.S. Census data to highlight major demographic changes from 1990-2000 in Metropolitan Chicago and Illinois. Examines implications for delivery of quality educational, health, and social services to school-aged children.

    Date Created:
    2003-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Allert Brown-Gort, John Koval, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Studies migration trends of Mexican women in Chicago area including topics of family units, education, reasons for migration, remittances, gender, age, income, health, and language. Draws from 2000 Census data and 2003 Chicago-Area Study. Findings include an increase in female migration since 1989, most coming directly from 7 Mexican states, and an average migration age of 20.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Eileen Diaz McConnell
    Abstract:

    Comparative analysis of Latino housing patterns in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. Analyzes data from 2003 American Housing Survey and 2003 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and 2005 Census. Finds Latinos face low homeownership rates, higher loan denial rates in comparison to White counterparts, inadequate and overcrowded housing similar to African-Americans.

    Date Created:
    2005-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sandra del Toro, Silvia Villa, Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    A report on new Latino settlement in suburban Chicago towns of Melrose Park, Bellwood, Stone Park, Maywood, and Northlake sponsored the Community Alliance a volunteer coalition working on behalf of the growing Latino population. Examines issues of poverty, language, and housing. Based on data from American Community Survey and Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.

    Date Created:
    2010-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report