Economics

Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Colombians: A Scan of Needs of Recent Latin American Immigrants to the Boston Area (Summary of findings)

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte, Phil Granberry, Megan Halloran, Susan Kelly, Rob Kramer, Sandra Winkler with Jennifer Murillo, Udaya Wagle and Randall Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2003 Dec

This report focuses on four groups of recent Latin American immigrants to the Boston area — Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans and Colombians — about whom relatively little is known.  Although these groups have been represented in the Boston area for several decades, their numbers leaped in the 1990s, contributing notably to the growing diversity both of our region and of the Latino population.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Colombians: A scan of needs of recent Latin American immigrants to the Boston area

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte, Phil Granberry, Megan Halloran, Susan Kelly, Rob Kramer, Sandra Winkler with Jennifer Murillo, Udaya Wagle and Randall Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2003 Dec

The 2000 U.S. Census brought confirmation of the increase of the Latino population and of the growing diversity of Latino national groups that now make this region their home. Latinos now number 428,729, a 55% increase over their numbers in 1990.  In 30 years, the Latino population has increased six-fold, and from its initial concentrations in Springfield, Holyoke and Boston its presence is now a fact across the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Latinos are also showing increasing diversity, matching that of the Northeast region and exceeding that of the nation.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

When They Need Help the Most: Immigration Status and Access to Public Services

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte and Philip Granberry
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Dec

Ending unauthorized immigration is at the heart of current federal initiatives in both immigration and social policy. The intertwining of these two areas of policy is nowhere clearer than in the 1996 passage of both the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), better known as Welfare Reform, and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). Immigration status became a key point of differentiation in access to public benefits.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lowell

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Lowell. It analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS's smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000. Lowell is a large enough city that it constitutes a PUMA by itself. The ACS thereby enables us to arrive at a demographic and economic portrait of Lowell's Latino community.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lawrence and Methuen

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Framingham

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the Framingham area. It analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS's smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000. In the PUMA for the Framingham area, the city of Framingham accounts for nearly 64.8% of the total population, and the remainder is dispersed in small towns around Framingham.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Cambridge

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in Cambridge. It analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS's smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000. Cambridge is a large enough city that it constitutes a PUMA by itself. The ACS thereby enables us to arrive at a demographic and economic portrait of Cambridge's Latino community

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Brockton and Abington

Report Author: 
Phillip Granberry and Sarah Rustan
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

 

This report provides a descriptive snapshot of selected economic, social, educational and demographic indicators pertaining to Latinos in the Brockton-Abington area. It analyzes data from the 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS's smallest geographic area is a Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) consisting of a minimum census population of 100,000.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

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