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This study is based on an adaptation of the Human Development Index, which allows us to disaggregate distinct racial and ethnic groups within the United States population. It reveals that Puerto Ricans ranked higher than Hispanics in general for 2010 but lagged behind the United States population...
Enrollment disparity in college or graduate school between Puerto Ricans and Latinos compared to whites is about 10 percentage points lower in the United States and New York State according to Centro’s new Education Research Brief by Dr. Luis O. Reyes and Anna Rosofsky. Their research is based on U...
Historically, the levels of political involvement for the Puerto Rican population in the United States have been lower than for the population as a whole and relative to nonHispanic whites in particular. Results from two large surveys from the 2000s, the Latino National Survey (2006) and the U.S...
Estimates show that the Puerto Rican population in the United States grew by 4% in 2011. These results show further that Puerto Ricans in the United States are a fast growing population group. In comparison, the total and white alone population grew by less than one percent, and Latinos as a whole...
As Puerto Ricans from the island move stateside amid the economic crisis, a discussion about the connections between those who stayed behind and those who are leaving wages on. This debate is nothing new given that the movement of Puerto Ricans to the states spans over 100 years. Yet, it has taken...
Centro’s fall events kicked off today with our Open House at Hunter College. Centro staff welcomed students and the Hunter community, showcasing programs, research resources, educational initiatives, and job opportunities we offer. We’re pleased to announce our Calendar of Events this fall, which...
Centro is proud to announce an exciting calendar of events for the Spring semester. Our schedule of events began today with a research seminar focusing on the way Latino values influence Puerto Rican adolescents’ engagement in risky activities. It launches a diverse range of upcoming programs,...
Centro’s publication Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium presents the most recent findings about the demographic and socioeconomic profile of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. The authors examine the impact of the migration wave from the last decade as well as the patterns of internal migration...
Centro congratulates Dr. Carlos Santiago on his appointment as Commissioner of Higher Education of the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago is a part of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving our History and was honored by Centro in 2013 along with other notable Puerto Ricans in Public Service. Last...
This week marks the beginning of the 2015 LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Congress, held this year in San Juan. A delegation from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will be attending to present some of the latest work from our researchers. We are, as always, very excited about the...