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):
    Edwin I Hernández, Michael Mata, Marciana Popescu, Guillermo Grenier, Rebecca Burwell, Aida Ramos, Milagros Peña, Jeffrey Smith
    Abstract:

    Results of a survey of faith-based organizations serving Latinos/as in four metro areas, which provide education, job training, advocacy, immigration, help, services for family, youth and children and healthcare. Documents concrete impacts capacity-training projects have on the organizational development and infrastructure of community-serving organizations.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Abstract:

    Students from Anthropology 462, a community based learning course taught at Notre Dame compiled a resource booklet that lists social services available to Mexican immigrants in the Michiana area.

    Date Created:
    2004-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This fourth report in a series of Latino Research@ND reports on Latinos/as and theological education identifies the key factors that influence Latino/a seminarians’ choice of educational institution and examines whether these students’ institutional expectations are being met. We find that Latino/a seminarians share many of the same concerns as their white and especially African American counterparts for a theologically compatible, quality education without undue financial burden. Tho…

    Date Created:
    2008-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Alejandra Cano, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Study of 17 Chicago Community Trust grants issued between 2001 and 2003 to foster Latino leadership development. Identifies challenges in developing Latino leadership, recommends programs to develop Latino leaders and finds that leaders who participated in such programs and received grants had significant success. Based on 73 interviews with grantee staff, community leaders, policymakers, and civic leaders.

    Date Created:
    2005-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, David Sikkink, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Uses data from the Chicago Latino Congregation Study to address the so-called Latino health “paradox” in the U.S. Finds correlation between high religious and congregational activity and lower health-risk behaviors.

    Date Created:
    2010-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Kenneth G. Davis, Jeffrey Smith, Matthew T. Loveland, Milagros Peña, Georgian Schiopu
    Abstract:

    Investigation of role of religion in civic engagement and political behavior among Latinos. Finds correlation between religious affiliation and church behavior and community involvement, political party identification, and positions on social and moral issues. Based on data from Pew Hispanic Center’s 2004 National Survey of Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin Hernández, Melissa Mauldin, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This report seeks to examine the complex role that Latino/a ministers play and the myriad ways they mobilize resources on behalf of their communities. By exploring the experiences, insights, and struggles of Latino/a ministers, we hope to help deepen the understanding of how US Hispanics are faring and to illuminate some of the resources and support that are needed to help strengthen these leaders? efforts to meet the spiritual and social needs of their communities.

    Date Created:
    2005-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Jeffery Smith, Edwin I. Hernández, Milagros Peña, Kari Jo Verhulst
    Abstract:

    Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, and academic factors on their seminary experiences. Finds positive views of institutional diversity but negative views on integration of Latino/a and minority perspectives in academic environments.

    Date Created:
    2007-07-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Marisol Cortez, Adela de la Torre, Lorena Garcia, Jessica Nuñez de Ybarra
    Abstract:

    Research for this report was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services via the Office of Minority Health. This is a revised and updated version of an earlier publication that appeared on our website in the Web Publications and Online Resources section.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Magda Banda, Martha Zurita
    Abstract:

    Research on Latino civic participation and role of immigrant community-based organizations in promoting civic engagement in Chicago. Based on data from the Institute’s 2003 Chicago-Area Survey of 1500 households and U.S. Census.

    Date Created:
    2009-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    In recent years Hispanics have become a major force in housing markets across the nation. As the fastest growing segment of the US population, Hispanics are forming new households at an unprecedented rate?fueling demand in both the renter- and owner-occupied housing markets. Hispanic immigrant householders and their children, along with the many long-established Hispanic residents of the United States, are creating homes for themselves and their families and have become stakeholders in their …

    Date Created:
    2006-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Andrew Deliyannides, Juan Carlos Guzmán, Josefa Palacios
    Abstract:

    Study of demographic trends of Latinos in Indiana including place of origin, age, education, and fertility rates. Findings include Latinos are concentrated in urban areas, of lower socioeconomic status and have lower educational attainment in comparison to Blacks and Whites. Uses data from Indiana state Census, 2005-2006 American Community Surveys, and World Health Organization.

    Date Created:
    2008-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report