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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
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...
Puerto Rican Households in the U.S.
In 2014 there were an estimated 1.56 million Puerto Rican households in the United States. These households accounted for 1.3 percent of all 116.2...
Some Social Differences on the Basis of Race Among Puerto Ricans
Puerto Ricans are a multiracial people. This is given by the fact that the Puerto Rican population is composed of people from different categories of...
Health of Puerto Ricans in United States
Health outcomes for Puerto Ricans presents an interesting paradoxical reality for public health officials and policy makers. Puerto Ricans continue...
Eating Well (When You Can): Food Security Among Stateside Puerto Ricans
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...