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Research Briefs

Research Briefs are descriptive and topical summaries on specific areas of interest about the experience of the Puerto Rican population in the United States. These briefs include charts, tables, and narratives that describe the Puerto Rican population in the context of other, broader populations. Examples of such brief topics include subject of current pertinence, such as disconnected youth, migration, poverty, race-based differences, civic engagement, food and nutrition.

School, Work and the Transition of Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood
According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, in 2014 the United States was home to nearly 5.3 million individuals who were 16 to 24...
The Puerto Rican Education Pipeline: New York City, New York State, and the United States
For instance, the disparity between Puerto Ricans and non-Hispanic whites earning a bachelor’s degree has hovered around a 15-percentage point...
Puerto Rican Households in the U.S.
Compared to the distribution of all U.S. households, the sharpest differences among Puerto Rican households were seen in the underrepresented...
Some Social Differences on the Basis of Race Among Puerto Ricans
This avoidance and neglect among Puerto Ricans tends to exist because the subject of race is generally fraught and uncomfortable, often sidestepped...
Health of Puerto Ricans in United States 2010 – 2015
Between 2000 and 2010, Puerto Ricans exhibited higher morbidity rates of cancer, diabetes, alcohol consumption, asthma as well as higher infant...
Food security among Puerto Rican households is low. Food security is defined as having “access by all people at all times to enough food for an...