Featured Publications


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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Banking In Color: New Findings on Financial Access for Low-and-Moderate Income Communities

NCLR, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), and National Urban League (NUL), (May 28, 2014)

Issue: Wealth Building
Publication Type: Research Report

This paper provides findings from a survey of low-and-moderate income communities of color, and their levels of financial engagement. Findings cover the themes of bank account ownership, use of alternative financial services, use of technology in banking, and savings. Read More

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2013 NCLR Annual Report: Improving Tomorrow, Today

NCLR, (April 29, 2014)

Issue: Annual Report
Publication Type: Annual Report

The 2013 NCLR Annual Report: Improving Tomorrow, Today tells the story of NCLR’s extensive work supporting comprehensive immigration reform and addressing many other issues affecting Latinos in the United States. Read More

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Puertas Cerradas: Housing Barriers for Hispanics

National Council of La Raza and the Equal Rights Center, (July 19, 2013)

Issue: Housing
Publication Type: Research Report

The fair housing investigation—commissioned by NCLR and conducted by ERC in Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas—explores the extent to which Latinos are subject to adverse and differential treatment when trying to secure rental housing or buy a home. The investigation utilized a “matched pair” methodology, where Hispanic and White non-Hispanic testers with virtually identical profiles interacted with housing agents in a variety of scenarios. The results revealed that Latino testers experienced at least one type of adverse, differential treatment in 95 of the 225 tests (42%) that were conducted in these three cities. Read More

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2012 KIDS COUNT – Puerto Rico Data Book

NCLR, (June 24, 2013)

Issue: Children and Youth, Children’s Data Book, Children’s Research, KIDS COUNT – Puerto Rico
Publication Type: Statistical Brief

The "2012 KIDS COUNT – Puerto Rico Data Book" is an effort to collect and analyze child-focused data every year with the purpose of improving the well-being of Puerto Rico’s youth. It provides statistical information on the conditions of children in Puerto Rico and in each of its 78 municipalities. The data presented in this book were obtained from the Puerto Rico Department of Health, Mothers, Children, and Adolescents Division, and the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, and Population Division. Read More

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