Human Services

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Malden and Medford

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 cities of Malden and Medford. 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 that combines these two similar sized cities, the majority of the Latino population (65.8%) lived in Malden in 2000, while 34.2% lived in Medford.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Lynn, Nahant and Saugus

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

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Securing the Dream: Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference 2010 Research Book

Report Author: 
Maria Idalí Torres et al
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Chapters explore: The Growing Latino Population of Massachusetts: A demographic and economic portrait; The State of Latinos and Education in Massachusetts 2010-21; Educational Outcomes of English Language Learners in Massachusetts; Selected Economic Indicators of the Latino Population in Massachusetts; and The Health of Latinos in Massachusetts.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Worcester, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Worcester PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston and Lawrence PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Boston, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Boston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Boston PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Lawrence and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Lawrence, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Lawrence Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Lawrence PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Springfield, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and, when required, compares the Springfield MSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston, Lawrence and Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts: A Mid-Decade Status Report

Report Author: 
Jennifer Shea and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

 

This research report provides an updated socioeconomic profile of Latinos in Massachusetts, providing a comparative overview of a variety of statistical indicators – population, national origin, age, gender, education, employment, poverty, income and household composition.

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Debunking the Myth of "Sanctuary Cities": Community Policing Policies Protect American Communities

Report Author: 
Lynn Tramont
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

 

There is much confusion about the term "sanctuary city." The term is often used derisively by immigration opponents to blast what are best described as community policing policies. Critics claim that these cities and states provide "sanctuary" to undocumented immigrants, but research shows that the opposite is true.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directions for Reform

Report Author: 
Harry J. Holzer
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

While broad consensus exists regarding the benefits of highly skilled immigration, the economic role of low-skilled immigrants remains in dispute. In this assessment of the research literature, the author makes an economics-based case for significant reform of the US immigration system.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

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