Thursday, April 19, 2018 6-8 pm
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor,West Building,
Hunter College, 68th Street & Lexington Ave., NYC
Population, Migration, and Socioeconomic Outcomes among Island and Mainland Puerto Ricans--La Crisis Boricua by Marie T. Mora; Alberto Dávila and Havidán Rodríguez - Foreword by Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz
At the landmark centennial anniversary of the 1917 Jones-Shafroth Act, which granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the island confronts an unfolding humanitarian crisis initially triggered by an acute economic crisis surging since 2006. Analyzing large datasets such as the American Community Survey and the Puerto Rican Community Survey, this book represents the first comprehensive analysis of the socioeconomic and demographic consequences of “La Crisis Boricua” for Puerto Ricans on the island and mainland, even before the recent devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Authors: Marie T. Mora and Havidán Rodríguez
Commentator: Hector Cordero-Guzman