Rubén O. Martinez, Jean Kayitsinga, Pilar Horner & Daniel Vélez Ortiz
This report assesses the well-being of Latinos in Michigan and Southeast Michigan by identifying community issues that influence their daily lives. It looks at how Latinos compare to other demographic groups in Southeast Michigan and across the state of Michigan on six important areas: education, economic well-being, health and health behaviors, civic engagement, community well- being and immigration. The analyses in this report address the following research questions: 1) How does the well-being of the Latino population compare to other demographic groups? and 2) What are the critical needs of the Latino communities in Southeast Michigan?
Hosted by: The Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Following up on the work of the 2009 summit, participants at the 2010 summit developed implementation steps for each of the ten areas identified as critical challenges for Latinos in Michigan. After consolidating similar themes, seven areas emerged from the original ten. This report lays out the key goals and steps to be achieved in 2011 for the creation of an effective statewide organization that addresses these seven priorities for Latinos in Michigan.
Steven R. Miller, Rubén O. Martinez & Amy Fuan
This report presents the findings of an extensive research effort to track the economic and fiscal impacts of Michigan's Latino population. The findings suggest that Michigan's Latino population, though generally native-born citizens, have limited access to employment opportunities and institutions. Although this study does not focus on the causes of limited access and other barriers, it is hoped that it sets in motion dialogue to better understand challenges and opportunities of this progressively important segment of the population. The findings provide benchmarks from which progress in removing social and economic barriers can be measured.
Steven R. Miller & Rubén O. Martinez
Measuring the Economic and Fiscal Contributions of Michigan's Latino Population
The nation is undergoing a major demographic shift that will present major challenges in the coming decades. One dimension of the demographic shift is the aging of the Baby Boomers, who will leave a major void in the labor force when they retire. Another dimension is the growth of the Latino population, which is projected to go from 15% of the population to 30% by mid century.
Rubén O. Martinez
A Summary Report on the Statewide Summit on Latino Issues in Michigan
The Julian Samora Research Institute is pleased to provide this summary of the Summit on Latino Issues in Michigan: Toward a Statewide Agenda held in East Lansing, Michigan, on July 31, 2009. This summit represents the first phase of an effort to galvanize Latino-informed leaders and provide an opportunity for them to identify, prioritize and begin to work toward solutions to the challenges facing Latinos in Michigan.
Rubén O. Martinez
The Julian Samora Research Institute is pleased to provide this summary of the Summit on Latino Issues in Michigan: Toward a Statewide Agenda, which was held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, on July 31, 2009. This summit represents the first phase of an effort to galvanize Latino-informed leaders and researchers and provide an opportunity for them to identify, prioritize and begin to work toward solutions to the challenges facing Latinos in Michigan. Nearly 60 individuals representing different institutional sectors and geographic areas of Michigan came together for one day to work collaboratively on identifying and prioritizing the challenges facing Latinos in Michigan. Summit participants identified the following issues as key challenges for Latinos in Michigan and provided some suggestions for how they can be addressed.