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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.

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...
PRSSex_ReportPR62016
In 2014 there were an estimated 3,278 Puerto Rican same-sex couple households in Puerto Rico discernible from publicly available Census Bureau data...
PRSSex_ReportUS62016
In 2014 there were an estimated 10,842 Puerto Rican same-sex cohabitating couples in the United States discernible from publicly available Census...