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

Heathcare

Citizenship and Civic Partnership

Education

Regional Research

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  • Author(s):
    Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell
    Abstract:

    This report examines what Latino churches are doing to address the HIS/AIDS epidemic, and the congregational and leadership characteristics that contribute to their programs and policies. Based on a 2007 study of Latino congregations in Chicago involving surveys conducted at 75 churches, interviews and ethnographic observations.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-06
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Guillermo J. Grenier
    Abstract:

    Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the ‘wave’ of immigration that brought immigrants to the United States, social scientists and the public tend to take the community’s monolithic political profile for granted and assume that it remains unchanged over time. Yet careful analysis of recent data reveals that while most Cuban Americans in South Florida are anti-Castro, the level of their fervor varies greatly among generational and wave…

    Date Created:
    2004-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Gia Elise Barboza, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Analyzes attitudes of Latino and non-Latino white and black Chicagoans towards immigration, in general, and perceived impacts of immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and various countries in Asia and Europe.

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Abstract:

    Needs assessment of growing Latino immigrant communities of Berwyn and Cicero. Findings include high economic contributions from Latinos communities despite lower education levels and incomes and high church, community and nascent citizen participation. Reports a shared belief that the most important issues facing the community relate to children and education. Based on interviews with 172 individual leaders and community members and historical and census data.

    Date Created:
    2002-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Wei Sun, Teresa Ghilarducci, Karen Richman
    Abstract:

    This study advances the current literature on Latinos? pension participation by separating voluntary exclusion from the involuntary exclusion. Logistic regression analysis of the 2001 Survey of Income Program Participants (SIPP) reveals that immigrant status and country of origin explain why Latinos would voluntarily opt out of participating in their employer?s pension plan. Policy reforms that would bolster Latino retirement income security include encouraging plan coverage of part-time and …

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Members of the Cicero Youth Task Force
    Abstract:

    2005 study of a coalition of organizations working to help youth avoid risks and promote the wellness of families and children in Cicero, whose population is 80% Latino. Report provides comprehensive list of local community resources, activities, organizations and contacts.

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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
  • Author(s):
    Teresa Ghilarducci, Joelle Saad-Lesser, Karen Richman, Erin Jelm, Roger Knight
    Abstract:

    Interdisciplinary study integrating cultural anthropology and economics. Analyzes results from 2009-2010 ethnographic research in the Chicago metropolitan area and statistical analyses of the Current Population Survey, the Chicago-Area Survey, and Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles Survey. Key findings include immigrants’ collectivist investments in social networks substitute for retirement savings; their descendants invest less in collectivist networks…

    Date Created:
    2012-02-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Mark Hugo Lopez
    Abstract:

    Highlights differences in voter turnout and registration rates of Latinos compared to other groups. Focuses on young Latino voters who constitute a larger proportion of the Latino electorate. Examines data from the Current Population Survey of U.S. Census and Keeter et al.‘s national surveys of civic engagement.

    Date Created:
    2003-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Danielle Dirks, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Caroline Sotelo-Turner, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of their theological education. Identifies critical institutional and curricular characteristics for preparing seminarians to be leaders responding to spiritual and material needs of Latinos/as in U.S. Based upon data from focus groups and surveys conducted in 2002-2004.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    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):
    Sylvia Puente, Berenice Alejo
    Abstract:

    Summary of 2007 Suburban Latino Roundtables in four towns with new Mexican immigrant settlement. The Institute for Latino Studies led workshops for municipal officials, educators, mayors, and community and faith leaders. Recommends strategies to better lead and assist Latino communities in realms of housing affordability and availability, parental investment in education, social services for Latinos, particularly in new immigrant communities.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    Resource Type
    Report