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Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium (*)


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Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium

Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Editors

The demographic and socio-economic profile of Puerto Ricans has changed dramatically, even in the short span of years since the advent of the 21st century. Consider that in 2003 there were 3.8 million stateside Puerto Ricans and 3.8 million residing in Puerto Rico itself. By 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, the numbers were 4.97 million living stateside and 3.52 million in Puerto Rico. The migration wave of the past decade rivals the magnitude of what is known in the literature as the Great Migration of the 1950s.

Among Puerto Ricans on the mainland, a significant change in population settlement and dispersion has transpired. During the decade, over a million Puerto Ricans migrated across state lines, a rate of mobility far exceeding that of the U.S. population as a whole or of any other major ethnic group. Florida is on its way to eclipsing New York State as the major stateside location of Puerto Ricans.

Table of Contents

Puerto Rican Migration and the Brain Drain Dilemma
Kurt Birson

A Brief Look at Internal Migration of Puerto Ricans in the United States: 2001-2011
Juan C. García-Ellín

Patterns of Puerto Rican Settlement and Segregation in the United States, 1990-2010
Carlos Vargas-Ramos

Puerto Ricans in Florida
Patricia Silver

New Puerto Rican Diasporas in the U.S. South
Patricia Silver

Puerto Rican Economic Resiliency After the Great Recession
Kurt Birson and Edwin Meléndez

Rebuilding the Puerto Rican Education Pipeline for a Multilingual/Multicultural Future
Luis O. Reyes

School, Work and the Transition of Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood
Edwin Meléndez, M. AnneVisser, and Kurt Birson

The Asset Profile of Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos After the Great Recession: 2008-2010
Kurt Birson, Ramón Borges-Méndez and Kofi Ampaabeng

Puerto Rican Veterans and Service Members’  Wellbeing and Place within the Diaspora
Harry Franqui-Rivera

Lessons from the European Demographic Winter for Puerto Rico
Alejandro Macarrón

Asthma and Diabetes within the Puerto Rican Population
Anna Rosofsky and Judith Aponte

Puerto Rican Political and Civic Engagement in the United States
Carlos Vargas-Ramos


  •     Paperback: 319 pages
  •     Publisher: Centro Press
  •     Language: English
  •     ISBN-10: 1878483881
  •     ISBN-13: 978-1878483881
  •     Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  •     Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

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