THE STATE OF PUERTO RICANS 2017
Edited by Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos
138 pages; 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 978-1-945662-12-6 (paperback)
About this book
This book provides an updated overview of some of the most salient subjects and themes about the Puerto Rican population in the United States at present. It highlights the continued mobility and expansion of the Puerto Rican population throughout the country, including state-to-state migration, migration from Puerto Rico in light of the economic crisis in the island, as well as the role of service in the armed forces in anchoring new areas of settlement. State of Puerto Ricans, 2017 reports on some persistent issues of concern, such as education, disconnected youth, political and civic engagement. But, in addition, it presents current information on some understudied subjects, such as access to healthcare, racial disparities, food insecurity and entrepreneurship.
The State of Puerto Ricans, 2017 documents the continued perseverance and endurance of the vast majority of Puerto Ricans, who now reside in the United States.
Table of Contents
Edwin Meléndez & Carlos Vargas-Ramos
Chapter 1: Demographic Changes and Internal Migration
Carlos Vargas Ramos and Jennifer Hinojosa
Chapter 2: Brain Drain, Revisited
Chapter 3: Migration and Military Service: a Pathway to the Middle Class
Chapter 4: The Puerto Rican Education Pipeline: New York City, New York State and the United States
Luis O. Reyes
Chapter 5: School, Work and the Transition of Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood Edwin Melendez
Chapter 6: Puerto Rican Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
Chapter 7: Puerto Rican Households in the U.S.
Chapter 8: Puerto Rican Housing Characteristics
Chapter 9: Some Social Differences on the Basis of Race among Puerto Ricans
Chapter 10: Recent Trends in Puerto Rican Electoral and Civic Engagement in the United States
Chapter 11: Health of Puerto Ricans in the United States
Chapter 12: Eating Well (When you Can): Food Security among Stateside Puerto Ricans
Chapter 13: Health Insurance Coverage among Puerto Ricans, 2010-2015
About the Editors
Edwin Meléndez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Research Associate, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College of the City University of New York.