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):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

    Date Created:
    2012-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Roberto Suro
    Abstract:

    Brief on the demographics of U.S. Latinos by director of Pew Hispanic Center. Attempts to explain common myths, misunderstandings and difficulties in conducting research on the largest minority group.

    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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):
    Allert Brown-Gort, Roger A. Knight, Andrew Deliyannides, Juan Carlos Guzman
    Abstract:

    Follow up report on 2005 State of Latino Chicago. Analyzes valuable economic contributions of Chicago-area Latinos and disproves myth that Latinos negatively impact the economy. Also finds that Latinos contribute almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than they cost in the delivery of public services like education, healthcare, public safety, and other services. Analyzes data from 2009 U.S. Census and American Community Survey.

    Date Created:
    2011-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Olga U. Herrera, Víctor Sorell, Gilberto Cárdenas
    Abstract:

    Chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists of events, artists, and organizations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With a foreword by Víctor Sorell and Gilberto Cárdenas

    Date Created:
    2008-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Philip García PhD
    Abstract:

    Explores issues, policies, and practices affecting baccalaureate production among Hispanic students. A guide on how to assess educational status of Hispanic students in different locales and how higher education institutions can establish and monitor campus goals.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Study of Latino/a seminarians, based on a 2004 bilingual survey sent to 67 seminaries and schools of theology in the U.S. Results compared with a 1999 survey by Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education of 2,512 respondents of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Karen Richman
    Abstract:

    Study of Latino retirees and working adults in Chicago reveals lack of preparedness for retirement and anxiety about future. Reveals immigrant elders expect family networks to support them in old age, but U.S.-born children may not share these expectations and/or may not be able to fulfill them.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-12
    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
  • Author(s):
    Alejandro Silva, Chairman, Evans Food Group, Douglas Doetsch, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates, and Vice President, Chicago Board of Education
    Abstract:

    Report on integration of the Mexicans into Chicago’s economic, social, and political life. Details Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ 2005 Task Force’s recommendations to private and public institutions to encourage Mexican immigrants’ greater economic engagement and to stimulate public discussion of the key challenges and opportunities involved.

    Date Created:
    2004-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This is the second of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as and theological education. It analyzes what a quantitative survey of Latino/a theological students reveals about the educational and ministerial backgrounds of Latino/a seminarians. We find that Latinos/as arrive at seminary with considerable community and religious leadership experience. They also come from comparatively less formally educated families than their white non-Hispanic peers?a reality that might …

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report