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  • Description:

    Undergraduate students in Latino studies community-based research courses taught by Professors Marisel Moreno-Anderson and Karen Richman launched a Student Research Series in 2007. The launch of the publication was supported by the Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame’s President’s Circle, the Office of Research and the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Foundation. The briefs are intended to inform scholars, community leaders, service providers, and the public at large about local Lat…

  • Author(s):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
    Abstract:

    Focuses on the concept of immigrant generation as a way of examining transnationalism, assimilation and acculturation across first, second and third generation Mexicans. Explores the relationship of generation to educational achievement, income, wealth, food culture and religious observance.

    Date Published:
    2010
    Date Created:
    2010-01-01
    Resource Type
    Document
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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):
    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