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Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California

Catherine Singley Harvey, (May 4, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Wealth-Building, Retirement
Publication Type: Research Report

Using Census data and feedback from focus groups with Latino consumers, this report assesses the retirement readiness of Latinos in California and the potential for California to serve as a model for states seeking to extend retirement savings plans to private sector workers whose employers do not offer them. California was selected because it reflects the future demographic makeup of the United States and it is currently designing a statewide retirement savings program for individuals who do not have a retirement plan at work—the largest share of whom are Latino. Find NCLR Affiliates working on financial education Read More

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2014 NCLR Annual Report

NCLR, (April 2, 2015)

Issue: Annual Report, Immigration
Publication Type: Annual Report

In 2014, NCLR’s advocacy generated the momentum for President Obama’s immigration announcement, which would allow up to five million immigrants the opportunity to stay with their families and make even greater contributions to our economy. The story of NCLR’s work, which is multi-issue and multi-dimensional, is told here through our leadership in the fight for immigration reform. Read More

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Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words

Patricia Foxen, (March 11, 2015)

Issue: Research, Youth
Publication Type: Research Report

This report uses the concept of resilience to examine how a group of second-generation Latino youth have been able to cope with adversity and excel while growing up in extremely challenging circumstances. Read More

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An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States

NCLR, in collaboration with John Snow, Inc. (JSI), (July 14, 2014)

Issue: Health, Chronic Disease
Publication Type: Research Report

The health of the United States is closely tied to that of Hispanic Americans. Approximately 50.6 million people now identify themselves as Hispanic American, and by 2060 that number is expected to double to almost one-third of the U.S. population. As the Latino community grows, so will the prevalence of chronic conditions that Hispanics face, such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, obesity, and related complications. Addressing chronic diseases among Hispanics is imperative to improving the nation’s health and maximizing its resources. NCLR, in partnership with public health consulting firm John Snow, Inc. (JSI) and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., designed and... Read More

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Giving Them an Edge? The Effects of Work Experience on the Employment Prospects of Latino Young Men

Catherine Singley Harvey, (June 11, 2014)

Issue: Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Issue Brief

This brief summarizes the results of NCLR’s quantitative analysis of the marginal effects of work experience on the employment prospects of millennials. It focuses on Latino young men, offering an overview of the structural barriers, an investigation of whether and to what extent additional work experience gives millennials a competitive edge in today’s hypercompetitive labor market, and recommendations to ensure that they fully leverage their work to maximize their potential in the labor market. In particular, this brief will examine the labor market outcomes of Latinos, the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the American labor force. Read More

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