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Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico and its population is unprecedented. Though it is difficult...
The Puerto Rican population grew in the U.S. from 5.3 million in 2015 to 5.4 million in 2016...
Puerto Rican Housing Characteristics
This research brief reviews housing characteristics among the Puerto Rican population in the United...
Puerto Rican Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
Puerto Rican entrepreneurs were the fastest growing business firms in the U.S. According to the...

About Centro Research

The Research Unit is Centro’s team charged with the production of knowledge based on the investigation of subjects that bear on the general well being of Puerto Ricans. To this end, the Research Unit strives to obtain sponsored research grants to leverage our resources in order to promote among our staff and other partners the publication of articles in refereed journals to heighten the impact of our research on relevant fields.

Researchers adopt and implement research programs for the study of critical conditions that affect the Puerto Rican community in the United States and that have the potential to shape public policies that promote social change and justice. Centro also encourages the formation of working groups that include our staff and other scholars doing research areas of high relevance to the field. Our intention is to create a more organic relationship with external scholars who receive Centro support for their research, and to expand our capabilities to engage in policy and community development research.

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Health Insurance Coverage among Puerto Ricans in the U.S.
The recent debates and issues surrounding the 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

In 2015, Florida had the second largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the United States (1,06

The share of the Puerto Rican population that is eligible to vote in the United States continued

School, Work and the Transition of Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood

The purpose of this study is to present a statistical profile of Puerto Rican youth ages 16 to 24