Education

Securing the Dream: Statewide Latino Public Policy Conference 2010 Research Book

Report Author: 
Maria Idalí Torres et al
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Chapters explore: The Growing Latino Population of Massachusetts: A demographic and economic portrait; The State of Latinos and Education in Massachusetts 2010-21; Educational Outcomes of English Language Learners in Massachusetts; Selected Economic Indicators of the Latino Population in Massachusetts; and The Health of Latinos in Massachusetts.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Worcester, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Worcester PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston and Lawrence PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Boston, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Boston Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Boston PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely, the Lawrence and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Lawrence, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Lawrence Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) and, when required, compares the Lawrence PMSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston and Worcester PMSAs and the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey of 2004.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Springfield, Massachusetts: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Mandira Kala and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

This fact sheet presents various economic, social, and demographic indicators pertaining to the Latino population in the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and, when required, compares the Springfield MSA with the state of Massachusetts overall and with the other main areas of large Latino concentration, namely the Boston, Lawrence and Worcester Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs). The information for this fact sheet comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2004.

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Latinos in Massachusetts: A Mid-Decade Status Report

Report Author: 
Jennifer Shea and Charles Jones
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 Aug

 

This research report provides an updated socioeconomic profile of Latinos in Massachusetts, providing a comparative overview of a variety of statistical indicators – population, national origin, age, gender, education, employment, poverty, income and household composition.

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Why Immigrants Can Drive the Green Economy

Report Author: 
Richard T. Herman and Robert L. Smith
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jun

The 2000 US Census found that immigrants, while accounting for 12 percent of the population, made up nearly half of the all scientists and engineers with doctorate degrees. Nearly 70 percent of the men and women who entered the fields of science and engineering from 1995 to 2006 were immigrants. Yet, the connection between immigration and the development and commercialization of alternative energy technology is rarely discussed.

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

Immigration Policy and Less-Skilled Workers in the United States: Reflections on Future Directions for Reform

Report Author: 
Harry J. Holzer
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

While broad consensus exists regarding the benefits of highly skilled immigration, the economic role of low-skilled immigrants remains in dispute. In this assessment of the research literature, the author makes an economics-based case for significant reform of the US immigration system.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Earned Legalization: Effects of Proposed Requirements on Unauthorized Men, Women and Children

Report Author: 
Marc R. Rosenblum, Randy Capps and Serena Yi-Ying Lin
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Requirements for earned legalization (such as English proficiency, employment, continuous presence and monetary fines) could have different effects on the ability of unauthorized men, women and children to gain legal status. This Policy Brief examines requirements proposed in the five major legalization bills proposed by Congress since 2006.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Communicating More for Less: Using Translation and Interpretation Technology to Serve Limited English Proficient Individuals

Report Author: 
Jessica Sperling
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Advances in translation and interpretation technology have given language access professionals a multitude of options for breaking down language barriers. However, with different and seemingly complex types of technologies now available, selecting the right technology system can be a challenge. And because language access needs vary immensely, rarely do agencies or service organizations have translation and interpretation needs that can be met the same way.

This report provides an overview of available technologies, discussing their purposes, costs and benefits.

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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