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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.

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...
Recent Trends in Puerto Rican Electoral and Civic Engagement in the United States
The political participation and civic engagement rates of Puerto Ricans in the United States are lower than those of the population as a whole and...
Military Service
The role of military service in spreading the Puerto Rican diaspora is an understudied phenomenon of relevance for understanding the Puerto Rican...