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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.

Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico and its population is unprecedented. Though it is difficult to find comparable situations, we estimate that...
Puerto Rican Housing Characteristics
This research brief reviews housing characteristics among the Puerto Rican population in the United states. Puerto Ricans are compared to Hispanics...
Puerto Rican Entrepreneurship in the U.S.
Puerto Rican entrepreneurs were the fastest growing business firms in the U.S. According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business...
Health Insurance Coverage among Puerto Ricans in the U.S.
The recent debates and issues surrounding the 2014 Affordable Care Act (ACA) have raised major concerns about accessibility to healthcare services in...
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 not at school or work, commonly referred to as “...
The Puerto Rican Education Pipeline: New York City, New York State, and the United States
Over the past 14 years, educational attainment among Puerto Ricans in the United States has been slowly improving. In 2000, 63 percent of Puerto...