Institute for Latino Studies Student Research Briefs

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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 Latino settlement, contributions, and challenges in the South Bend area. Topics include arts, culture, demography, education, entrepreneurship, family, gender, health care, housing, identity, immigration, labor, language, politics, religion and youth.

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Education

Citizenship and Civic Participation

Children and Youth

Family and Households

Regional Research

Gender

Immigration and Transnationalism

Labor and the Economy

Healthcare

Religion

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  • Author(s):
    Kevin B. Marvinac, Mari Jose Sanchez
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    Describes Latinos’ basic knowledge and utilization of the financial system, perceptions of banking, savings and taking out loans, attitudes about incurring educational debt and gender roles in financial decision-making. Based on a survey of adults in an ESL class and interviews with financial education teacher and banking staff.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    Ashleigh Renteria, Vanessa Adjei
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    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
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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Maria Moreno, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
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    Descripción demográfica de los inmigrantes latinos en South Bend utilizando datos de la American Community Survey (ACS) la Comunidad Estadounidense, entre otras fuentes, provee información sobre los patrones de migración interna y residenciales de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos en esta área, los motivos por los cuales se mudaron y su distribución de edad, nacionalidad y fluidez económica. La información analizada corresponde al periodo entre los años 1990 y 2000, durante el cual la població…

    Date Published:
    2008
    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Greg Podolej, Sarah Walorski, Lindsay McQuaid, Michael McKenna
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    Describes the labor participation of Latinos in South Bend and the development of a Mexican economic enclave in the west side of South Bend in the wake of the departure of former Polish business owners and residents. Shows how these businesses cater to and promote the transnational lives of Mexican immigrants. Features the businesses Taquería Chicago, El Paraiso, Rosales, La Panadería Central, and La Rosita Paletería y Nevería.

    Date Published:
    2009
    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Emilie Prot, Jenna Adsit, Kimberly Tavarez
    Abstract:

    Demographic description of Latino immigrants in South Bend using data from the American Community Survey and other sources, covering history of Latino immigration into area, reasons for coming, place of origin, residential patterns, economic situation and age distribution. Focuses on period 1990-2000 when the Latino population grew by 157%, the African-American population increased by 20% and the Caucasian population decreased by 11%.

    Date Published:
    2008-02-01
    Date Created:
    2008-02-01
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  • Author(s):
    Nicole Yergler, Alisha Wilkinson
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    Explores why migrants from Mexico make up less than one percent of the homeless population in South Bend.  Investigates the residential patterns and housing situations and conditions of Mexican immigrants.  In English and Spanish. Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de la población sin hogar en South Bend. Investiga los patrones residenciales y el estado y calidad de vivienda de los inmigrantes mexicanos. En Inglés y Español.

    Date Published:
    2008-12-01
    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    William Cernanec, Robert Burkett
    Abstract:

    Provides a history of immigration law in the United States, beginning in the late 1800s and continuing to present day. Explains the prevalence of anti-immigrant sentiment in the US and the implications of SB 1070, Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill and similar bills in other states that followed. Finds a negative impact on the economy and social relationships and an increased fear of law enforcement in immigrants.

    Date Published:
    2011
    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Grace Girardot, Scott Coppa
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    Examines the hidden conditions of migrant farm work in around South Bend and Southwestern Michigan. Describes the history of farm work in the U.S., legislation governing farm labor, living conditions of migrant workers, and potential ways to improve the lives of farmworkers.

    Date Published:
    2013
    Date Created:
    2013-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Nicole Yergler, Alisha Wilkinson
    Abstract:

    Explora la razón por la cual los migrantes mexicanos representan menos de un uno porciento de la población sin hogar en South Bend. Investiga los patrones residenciales y el estado y calidad de vivienda de los inmigrantes mexicanos. En Inglés y Español.

    Date Published:
    2008
    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
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  • Author(s):
    Maria Moreno, Greg Pdolej
    Abstract:

    Describe la historia del asentamiento polaco en South Bend, la entrada de la comunidad mexicana y los procesos de transición étnica. Se enfoca en los efectos observables de esta transición en la parroquia San Adalberto y la Panadería Central. En Inglés y Español.

    Date Published:
    2008
    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
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