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State of Puerto Ricans 2017

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State of Puerto Ricans 2017

Edited by Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas Ramos

This book provides an updated overview of some of the most salient subjects and themes about the Puerto Rican population in the United States at present. It
highlights the continued mobility and expansion of the Puerto Rican population throughout the country, including state-to-state migration, migration from
Puerto Rico in light of the economic crisis in the island, as well as the role of service in the armed forces in anchoring new areas of settlement.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction - Edwin Meléndez and Carlos Vargas-Ramos

MIGRATION

Chapter 1
Demographic Changes and Internal Migration / Carlos Vargas-Ramos and Jennifer Hinojosa

Chapter 2
Brain Drain, Revisited / Jennifer Hinojosa

Chapter 3
Migration and Military Service: a Pathway to the Middle Class / Harry Franqui-Rivera


EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Chapter 4
The Puerto Rican Education Pipeline: New York City, New York State and the United States / Luis O. Reyes

Chapter 5
School, Work and the Transition of Puerto Rican Youth to Adulthood / Edwin Meléndez

Chapter 6
Puerto Rican Entrepreneurship in the U.S. / Jennifer Hinojosa


SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Chapter 7
Puerto Rican Households in the U.S. / Eric Franqui

Chapter 8
Puerto Rican Housing Characteristics / Jennifer Hinojosa

Chapter 9
Some Social Differences on the Basis of Race among Puerto Ricans / Carlos Vargas-Ramos

Chapter 10
Recent Trends in Puerto Rican Electoral and Civic Engagement in the United States / Carlos Vargas Ramos

HEALTH CHALLENGES

Chapter 11
Health of Puerto Ricans in the United States / Leonell Torres-Pagán

Chapter 12
Eating Well (When You Can): Food Security among Stateside Puerto Ricans / Melissa Fuster

Chapter 13
Health Insurance Coverage among Puerto Ricans, 2010-2015 / Jennifer Hinojosa

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