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  • 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
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Description:

    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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  • 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
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    John Koval
    Abstract:

    Identifies parameters for gauging the relative economic well-being of Mexicans in Chicago Metropolitan area. Analyzes data from U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes case study of Mexican labor in Chicago food industry.

    Date Created:
    2004-03-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public
    Resource Type
    Report