New Report: Manuel Orozco & Julia Yansura, Understanding Central American Migration: The Crisis of Central American Child Migrants in Context (Aug. 2014). Abstract below:
There has been a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America attempting to enter the United States in the past few years. This increase is also seen among adults, though to a lesser degree. As the United States, Mexico, and Central American countries struggle to address this crisis, debates have raged surrounding the humanitarian, legal, and political implications of any possible solution to this complex and troubling issue. This memo aims to inform the current debate by integrating data on issues triggering this outflow while also introducing the perspectives of the people and communities they affect. Specifically, it draws on data from 900 municipalities to analyze migrant hometowns in relation to human development,violence, and education.In addition, it presents the results of a nationwide survey in El Salvador and a survey of Central American migrants residing in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
NOTE: for those who work on migration issues, I can’t recommend Manuel Orozco’s studies high enough — he is the guru of immigrant remittances and does lots of other work as well.
New Issue of Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality’s Pathways Magazine on “Jobs, Joblessness, and the New American Poverty” (Summer 2014). Contents below:
Table of Contents – Summer 2014
Editors’ Note by David Grusky, Charles Varner, and Michelle Poulin
Research in Brief
- Research in Brief
Michelle Poulin and Marybeth Mattingly
The effects of the carework revolution on job polarization; new results on the mobility of the super-rich; and the best research to date on the Hispanic Health Paradox
Jobs, Joblessness, and the New American Poverty
New Report: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities (2014).
From the website:
The Poverty Scorecard measures how every member of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted on what we have identified as the most significant poverty-related proposed legislation of 2013.
New Report: House Budget Committee, The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later (2014).
New Report: Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, State of the Union: The Poverty and Inequality Report 2014 (Jan. 2014).
New Report: U.S. Conference of Mayors, “Hunger and Homelessness Survey“(2013) .
-Thanks to Francine Lipman for the heads up!
New Mini-Report: Melissa Kearney et al, A Dozen Facts about America’s Struggling Lower-Middle Class (2013). [Note: has good graphics.]
-Thanks to Juliet Brodie for the heads up!