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):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Juan Carlos Guzmán
    Abstract:

    Policy brief describing the potential effects of proposed legislation aimed at controlling unauthorized immigration currently being considered by the Indiana Legislature. Findings indicate a significant reduction in the economic success of the State of Indiana following the passage of the bill including a GDP reduction of about $5 billion and a decrease in taxes of about $200 million. The study uses 2006 Pew Hispanic Research Center data and state data from the Census Bureau.

    Date Created:
    2008-03-01
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    Public
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Cynthia V. Duarte, Juan Carlos Guzman, Daniel E. Martinez
    Abstract:

    Examines economic impact of the landscape and lawn care services industry on Latinos. Includes analysis of income, employment and business ownership data.

    Date Created:
    2011-11-01
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    Public
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    Report
  • Author(s):
    Martha Argelia Martinez
    Abstract:

    Overview of the effect of the housing-crisis on Latino communities in Chicago neighborhoods in comparison to non-Latino White and African-American communities. Concentrates on three interrelated dimensions: mortgage credit availability, foreclosure levels, and property values. Demonstrates that unethical and often illegal marketing of subprime mortgages to lower income Latinos increased their vulnerability to foreclosure.

    Date Created:
    2009-10-01
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    Report