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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 (in .pdf) on the following topics

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The Significance of Gender for Latina/o Savings and Retirement Family and Households, Gender, Labor and the Economy

Interdisciplinary study of how and whether gender influences Latinos’ savings for retirement. ...

The Politics of the Latino Church Citizenship and Civic Participation, Religion

Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino church...

The Economic Impact of the Landscape and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos Labor and the Economy

Examines economic impact of the landscape and lawn care services industry on Latinos.  Include...

The State of Latino Chicago 2010: The New Equation Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Follow up report on 2005 State of Latino Chicago. Analyzes valuable economic contributions of ...

Strength in Unity: Mapping Community Needs and Priorities in Proviso Township Regional Research

A report on new Latino settlement in suburban Chicago towns of Melrose Park, Bellwood, Stone P...

Latinos in Chicago: Reflections of an American Landscape Citizenship and Civic Participation, Education, Labor and the Economy, Regional Research

Edited volume of five studies by Chicago-area social scientists scholars on Latinos in the Chi...

The Chicago Latino Congregations Study (CLCS): Methodological Considerations Religion

Describes methodology for Chicago Latino Congregations Study, a multi-level study of Latino co...

Healing Hands: The Health of Latino/a Churchgoers and Health Outreach among Latino Congregations in Chicago Healthcare, Religion

Uses data from the Chicago Latino Congregation Study to address the so-called Latino health “p...

Horizons 2009
The Housing Crisis and Latino Home Ownership in Chicago: Mortgage Applications, Foreclosures, and Property Values Labor and the Economy

Overview of the effect of the housing-crisis on Latino communities in Chicago neighborhoods in...

Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in the Chicago Region Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Research on Latino civic participation and role of immigrant community-based organizations in ...

Representing and Connecting: Immigrant-Serving Organizations in Metro Chicago Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Chicago area non-profit organizations’ reactions to changing immigrant demographics and needs....

Horizons 2008
Latinos in Indiana Regional Research

Study of demographic trends of Latinos in Indiana including place of origin, age, education, a...

The Latino Landscape: A Metro Chicago Guide and Nonprofit Directory Citizenship and Civic Participation

Directory of Latino-serving and Latino-led nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Chicago...

Latino Educational Equity: Introducing a Web-Based Index plus Three Essays on Best Practice in Latino Education in the United States Education

Web-based index and essays providing information about achievement, access to learning, and re...

What Can Seminaries Do to Prepare Their Students for Ministry in the Latino Community? Religion

As custodians of the next generation of pastors and lay religious leaders, seminaries...

Latino/a Seminarians? Evaluations of Their Institutions? Quality and Commitment Citizenship and Civic Participation, Religion

Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, a...

La Tercera Edad: Latinos' Pensions, Retirement and Impact on Families Citizenship and Civic Participation, Family and Households, Healthcare

Explains social and economic reasons for Latinos’ retirement insecurity, consequences of Latin...

Finding the Right Seminary: Influences on Institutional Choice, Expectations, and Satisfaction among Latino/a Seminarians Religion

This fourth report in a series of Latino Research@ND reports on Latinos/as and theolo...

Mapping Compassion on the Frontlines: a National Directory of Latino-Serving Faith-Based Organizations Religion

This directory lists Latino-serving faith-based organizations in 45 cities throughout...

SB 345/HB 1219: Economic and Demographic Impacts on Indiana Labor and the Economy

Policy brief describing the  potential effects of proposed legislation aimed at controlling un...

Toward the Preservation of a Heritage: Latin American and Latino Art in the Midwestern United States Citizenship and Civic Participation, Education

Chronological overview, selected bibliography, and exhibition lists of events, artists, and or...

A Focus Group Study On the Effects of Retirement On Latino Families Citizenship and Civic Participation, Family and Households

Study of Latino retirees and working adults in Chicago reveals lack of preparedness for retire...

Horizons 2007
Preparing for the Future: Latinos? Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning Labor and the Economy

Explains how the shift in workers’ retirement funding from defined benefit pensions to defined...

Causes of Latinos' Low Pension Coverage Labor and the Economy

This study advances the current literature on Latinos? pension participation by separ...

Faith and Values in Action: Religion, Politics, and Social Attitudes Among US Latinos/as Citizenship and Civic Participation, Religion

Investigation of role of religion in civic engagement and political behavior among Latinos. Fi...

Forging the Tools for Unity: A Report on Metro Chicago?s Mayors Roundtables on Latino Integration Education, Family and Households

ISummary of 2007 Suburban Latino Roundtables in four towns with new Mexican immigrant settleme...

Latino/a Seminarians' Vocational Motivations and Views about the Church's Role in Society Religion

Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, a...

What Do Black And White Residents of Metropolitan Chicago Think about Latin American and Mexican Immigrants? Findings from the Chicago-Area Survey Citizenship and Civic Participation

Survey reveals positive perceptions of the largest immigrant group in Chicago, regardless of t...

An Educational and Ministerial Profile of Latino/a Seminarians Religion

This is the second of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as a...

Answering the Call: How Latino Churches Can Respond to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic Religion

The past two decades have seen a dramatic rise in HIV/AIDS infection rates in communi...

Promoting and Maintaining Household Ownership among Latino Immigrants Citizenship and Civic Participation

Study of trends in Latino banking and home ownership. Identifies barriers to credit and mortga...

A Demographic Profile of Latino/a Seminarians Religion

This is the first of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as and theo...

Preliminary Explorations of Latinos and Politics: Findings from the Chicago-Area Survey Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Analysis of how partisan and electoral patterns vary among Latinos by national origin, region,...

Variations in Political Involvement and Attitudes among Latinos by Place of Birth and Citizenship: Findings from the Chicago-Area Survey Citizenship and Civic Participation

Further examination of Garcia and Hero’s 2007 report, “Preliminary Explorations of Latinos and...

Braille for the Heart
From Here You Can Almost See the End of the Desert
The Night Tito Trinidad KO'ed Ricardo Mayorga
Horizons 2006
Latino Civic and Community Involvement: Findings from the Chicago-Area Survey Citizenship and Civic Participation, Religion

Finds more than 50% of Chicago-area Latinos have high community/church involvement and believe...

The Naturalization Trail: Mexican Nationality and US Citizenship Immigration and Transnationalism

Explores why Mexican immigrants delay naturalization longer and have a lower rate of becoming ...

Equipped To Serve: Latino/a Seminarians and the Future of Religious Leadership in the Latino/a Community Education, Religion

Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of ...

Hispanic Access to Health Services: Identifying Best Practices for Eligibility and Access to Medicaid and SCHIP Programs Healthcare

Research for this report was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services via the ...

Latino Congregations and Social Service: The Philadelphia Story Religion

Recent attention to the role of religion in American public life has highlighted the ...

Emerging Markets and Financial Services in the Latino Community: Problems and Strategies Family and Households, Labor and the Economy

Study of the structural barriers to new Latino immigrants’ use of banks and the financial syst...

Hispanic Housing in the United States 2006 Children and Youth, Citizenship and Civic Participation, Family and Households

In recent years Hispanics have become a major force in housing markets across the nation. As t...

Leadership Matters: The Role of Latino/a Religious Leadership in Social Ministry Religion

This report's applied research information about Latino/a congregations and their leaders offe...

Anti-Castro Political Ideology among Cuban Americans in the Miami Area: Cohort and Generational Differences Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism, Religion

Even though the Florida Cuban American community varies according to generation and the 'wave'...

The Economic Progress of US- and Foreign-Born Mexicans in Metro Chicago: Indications from the United States Census Citizenship and Civic Participation

Investigation of how Mexican immigrants are progressing economically in comparison to U.S.-bor...

Malinche's Daughter
Pepper Spray
Desarollo del Liderazgo Latino: Un Informe sobre el Otorgamiento de Subvenciones de La Fundación Comunitaria de Chicago Citizenship and Civic Participation, Education

Este informe presenta un resumen de los hallazgos de un estudio llevado a cabo por el Institut...

Horizons 2005
The State of Latino Chicago: This Is Home Now Citizenship and Civic Participation, Education, Labor and the Economy

Examines contributions of Latinos to economic and civic life in Chicago. Finds Latino economic...

Measuring the Minority Education Gap in Metropolitan Chicago Education

Examination of Illinois student achievement in Illinois, with special focus on Berwyn and Cice...

A Roof Over Our Heads Family and Households, Labor and the Economy

Study of the state of Latino housing. Finds that Latinos have lower homeownership rates, lower...

No Place Like Home: The State of Hispanic Housing in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, 2003 Family and Households, Labor and the Economy

Comparative analysis of Latino housing patterns in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. An...

Hispanic Clergy and the Task of Ministry in Urban America Religion

This report seeks to examine the complex role that Latino/a ministers play and the my...

Identifying and Preserving the History of Latino Visual Arts: Survey of Archival Initiatives and recommendations

This report includes a nationwide survey of recent Latino arts archival initiatives d...

Latino-Origin Populations Revisited: Estimating the Latino-Origin Group Populations at the National Level and for Selected States, Counties, Cities, and Metro Chicago

Since the release of Latino subgroup population data by the Census Bureau in 2001, ma...

Mexican Women in Chicago: A Report to the Secretaría De Desarrollo Social De México Family and Households, Gender

Studies migration trends of Mexican women in Chicago area including topics of family units, ed...

Cicero Youth Task Force Citizenship and Civic Participation

2005 study of a coalition of organizations working to help youth avoid risks and promote the w...

Development of Latino Leadership: A Report onThe Chicago Community Trust's Grant Making Citizenship and Civic Participation

Study of 17 Chicago Community Trust grants issued between 2001 and 2003 to foster Latino leade...

From the Tongues of Brick and Stone
Guía de Servicios para la Comunidad Immigration and Transnationalism, Regional Research

Students from Anthropology 462, a community based learning course taught at Notre Dame compile...

Latino Demographic Growth in Metropolitan Chicago Citizenship and Civic Participation, Regional Research

Analyzes 2000 U.S. census data to report on demographic shifts in Metropolitan Chicago since 1...

MALDEF and the Evolution of Latino Civil Rights Citizenship and Civic Participation, Education

Civil rights activism within the Latino community ranges from locally based, grassroots organi...

SOPEMI Report for Mexico Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism

Account of Mexican immigration policies and immigration and emigration data in 2002-2003.

Horizons 2004
In Search of Economic Parity:The Mexican Labor Force in Chicago Citizenship and Civic Participation, Labor and the Economy

Identifies parameters for gauging the relative economic well-being of Mexicans in Chicago Metr...

Latinos' Low Pension Coverage and Disenfranchisement from the US Financial System Labor and the Economy

This study advances the current literature on Latinos? pension participation by separ...

Electoral Engagement among Latinos Citizenship and Civic Participation

Highlights differences in voter turnout and registration rates of Latinos compared to other gr...

A Shared Future: The Economic Engagement of Greater Chicago and Its Mexican Community Citizenship and Civic Participation, Labor and the Economy

Report on integration of the Mexicans into Chicago’s economic, social, and political life. Det...

Religion Matters: Predicting Schooling Success in Latino Youth Education, Religion

Research on role of religion in academic success and failure of Latino youth. Particular focus...

Strategies for Success: Cicero Education Forum Summary Education

Discusses Latinos’ access to education and effects on upward mobility. Explores why Latinos ar...

Horizons 2003
Latino Population in Illinois and Metropolitan Chicago: Young and Growing Fast! Education

Analyzes U.S. Census data to highlight major demographic changes from 1990-2000 in Metropolita...

School Segregation by Race and Poverty in Metropolitan Chicago Education

Research on the continued segregation of low-income and minority students from more affluent W...

Hispanic Churches in American Public Life: Summary of Findings Religion

This publication presents a summary of the findings of the Hispanic Churches in Ameri...

Slow Dissolve
Horizons 2002
Fear of Summer
The Land of Give and Take
The Listening World
Mark My Words: Five Emerging Poets
Confianza, Savings, and Retirement: A Study of Mexican Immigrants Citizenship and Civic Participation, Labor and the Economy

Interdisciplinary study integrating cultural anthropology and economics.  Analyzes results fro...

Attitudes toward Immigration: Findings from the Chicago-Area Survey Citizenship and Civic Participation, Immigration and Transnationalism

Analyzes attitudes of Latino and non-Latino white and black Chicagoans towards immigration, in...

Bordering the Mainstream: A Needs Assessment of Latinos in Berwyn and Cicero, Illinois Family and Households

Needs assessment of growing Latino immigrant communities of Berwyn and Cicero. Findings includ...

Chicago Fact Finder

Your Census Information Resource for the Chicagoland Area

Compassion on the Frontlines: an Assessment of Latino-Serving Faith-Based Organizations Family and Households, Immigration and Transnationalism, Religion

Results of a survey of faith-based organizations serving Latinos/as in four metro areas, which...

ContraSida-aids.org

A website dedicated to HIV/AIDS prevention in the Latino community. Bilingual English...

ILS Research Exchange Database

An online forum for the exchange of ideas about Latino social, cultural, and religiou...

Institute for Latino Studies Latino Arts and Culture Oral History Project

Oral history interviews are a major component of the Institute for Latino Studies? ef...

Kids Corner

Highlighting the social condition of Latino children (i.e., persons under 18 years ol...

Latino Landscape

In addition to a directory of Latino-serving and Latino-led nonprofit organizations i...

Latino Leadership and Social Change: An Evaluation of Grant Making of the Chicago Community Trust

This report presents a summary of findings of a study undertaken by the Institute for...

Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project

The Midwest Latino Arts Documentary Heritage Project is an ongoing, multi-year initia...

Researching Latino Visual Arts

This interactive guide is an ongoing effort to map archival resources and initiatives...

Strengthening Hispanic Ministry Across Denominations: A Call To Action Religion

Currently numbering 38 million individuals, U.S. Latinos are the nation?s ...

The Latino Education Equity Index

Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the US population, but historically have b...

The Research Challenges Posed by the Latino Experience Citizenship and Civic Participation

Brief on the demographics of U.S. Latinos by director of Pew Hispanic Center.  Attempts to exp...

Understanding Obstacles and Barriers to Hispanic Baccalaureates Education

Explores issues, policies, and practices affecting baccalaureate production among Hispanic stu...

Virtual Galleries

Institute for Latino Studies art exhibitions, 2002-present

Vive Ligero

At the Vive Ligero web site, you can find useful and timely information and electroni...