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  • Hispanic Families and The Earned Income Tax Credit 

    Eric Rodriguez; Sandra Gallardo (2000-04-29)
    This issue brief is intended to bring attention to the importance of the EITC to Hispanic and other low-wage workers and outline several important steps toward improving the credit for families.  The issue brief provides ...
  • Financial Services and Hispanic Americans 

    Charles Kamasaki and Laura Arce (2000-08-29)
    This issue brief is intended to bring attention to the financial service needs of the broader Latino community, present available research and data, and prescribe several steps that the financial services industry, public ...
  • Welfare Reform, TANF Caseload Changes, and Latinos: A Preliminary Assessment 

    Eric Rodriguez and Kaydee Kirk (2000-09-01)
    This issue brief highlights the changes in TANF caseloads for Hispanic women and children nationwide, offers a preliminary assessment of implementation thus far, and reviews the caseload status in Puerto Rico and the three ...
  • The Latino Vote in the 90s 

    Carmen T. Joge (2000-10-29)
    In 1996, Hispanics were the only group of American voters whose turnout at the polls increased.  In 1998, Hispanic voters provided the margin of victory in races across the country, especially in California and New York.  ...
  • Financial Insecurity Amid Growing Wealth: Why Healthier Savings Is Essential to Latino Prosperity 

    Amy Friedrich and Eric Rodriguez (2001-08-29)
    This issue brief examines the issues and factors that contribute to lower savings for Hispanic Americans.  The brief summarizes relevant research and data and highlights strategies that promise to increase savings among ...
  • Safe Roads, Safe Communities: Immigrants and State Driver’s License Requirements 

    Michele L.Waslin, Ph.D. (2002-05-29)
    This issue brief explores current federal and state driver's license (DL) requirements, current restrictive proposals, NCLR's DL principles, arguments in favor of increased accessibility, and steps that can be taken to ...
  • Increasing Hispanic Homeownership: Strategies for Programs and Public Policy 

    Hizel, Erika; Kamasaki, Charles; Schafer, Geraldine (2002-06-29)
    Although most observers believe that the homeownership gap between Latinos and Whites is primarily attributable to Hispanics' lower median income—and thus difficult to address through policy and program intervention—NCLR's ...
  • The No Child Left Behind Act 

    Raul González (2002-07-29)
    This issue brief examines how the No Child Left Behind Act may impact Latino students, families, and communities.  It paints a broad picture of what state and local educators must consider as they attempt to implement this ...
  • Immigration Enforcement by Local Police: The Impact on the Civil Rights of Latinos 

    Michele Waslin, Ph.D. (2003-02-20)
    This issue brief explores the legal status of the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement and discusses the implications for Latino and immigrant communities.
  • Counterterrorism and the Latino Community Since September 11 

    Michele Waslin, Ph.D. (2003-05-29)
    This issue brief documents the impact of counterterrorism measures and policies implemented since September 11, 2001, on the Latino population.  First, it provides background on the post-September 11 environment.  Second, ...
  • Pension Coverage: A Missing Step in the Wealth-Building Ladder for Latinos 

    Eric Rodriguez and Deirdre Martinez (2004-03-29)
    This issue brief presents data and summarizes research on pension coverage and the current public policy debate, and highlights promising strategies or measures that could narrow the pension coverage and wealth gaps between ...
  • TANF Implementation in Puerto Rico: A Summary of Data on Leavers 

    Joely B. Roman Oquendo and Sonia M. Pérez (2004-05-29)
    This issue brief summarizes the most recent data regarding TANF implentation in Puerto Rico, reviews data on the economic status of former TANF recipients, and examines new demographic data on former TANF participants.  ...
  • Immigration Reform: Comprehensive Solutions for Complex Problems 

    Michele Waslin, Ph.D. (2004-12-12)
    In 2004 the national debate on immigration reform was reignited as President Bush and several members of Congress of both political parties introduced immigration reform proposals.  While the specific content from the ...
  • Achieving a High-Quality Preschool Teacher Corps: A Focus on California 

    Miriam Calderon (2005-02-28)
    The issue brief, Achieving a High-Quality Preschool Teacher Corps: A Focus on California , examines the urgent need for a preschool teacher workforce in California that effectively addresses the needs of Latino children. ...
  • Jeopardizing Hispanic Homeownership: Predatory Practices in the Homebuying Market 

    Janis Bowdler (2005-05-25)
    For many American families, homeownership is the most important vehicle for building wealth.  This is especially true for Latinos, whose wealth levels lag behind those of non-Hispanic Whites by more than ten to one, which ...
  • Improving Assessment & Accountability for English Language Learners in the No Child Left Behind Act 

    Melissa Lazarín (2006-03-22)
    This report by the National Council of La Raza examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) on English language learners (ELLs). It concludes that while the law has not been implemented adequately, it holds ...
  • Latino Credit Card Use: Debt Trap or Ticket to Prosperity? 

    Ibarra, Beatriz; Rodriguez, Eric (2007-02-15)
    Moving Latino families into the ranks of the American middle class will undoubtedly entail more Hispanic workers having access to and using credit cards.  It is imperative that policy-makers and experts have a better ...
  • Health Tax Incentives: Healthy Choices or Bad Medicine? 

    Ryan, Kara D.; NCLR (2009-01-15)
    Currently, millions of American lives are at risk because, for the uninsured, even the most basic medical care is unaffordable.  With an uninsurance rate of one in three (32.1%), Latinos are the Americans most in need of ...
  • Reducing Poverty for Latino Seniors 

    Grillo-Chope, Luisa; NCLR (2009-02-05)
    The importance of Social Security to Latinos cannot be ignored:  in 2004, 43% of older Hispanics who received Social Security relied on it as their sole source of income.  This issue brief provides background on the Social ...
  • A Teacher’s Guide to State English Language Learner Assessment and Accountability 

    NCLR; Annie E. Casey Foundation (2009-10-28)
    Assessing English language learner (ELL) students and including them appropriately in accountability systems is a complex process.  Too little research and too few answers currently guide assessment and accountability ...