ERIC Number: ED346183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Puerto Ricans: Breaking Out of the Cycle of Poverty.
Cruz, Jose E., Ed.
This report contains three background papers for reports presented at the ninth annual conference of the National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) in 1989 and a discussion concerning Puerto Rican Americans and the cycle of poverty originally presented at a conference. The first paper, "Beyond the Census Data: A Portrait of the Community" (C. E. Rodriguez), analyzes the 1990 Census data including questions concerning the methodological limitations of that data and, therefore, the questions that it cannot answer. The second paper, "The Puerto Rican Family and Poverty: Complex Paths to Poor Outcomes" (D. T. Gurak and L. M. Falcon), uses several sources of data on the migration, family formation, and labor force histories of Puerto Rican women in an effort to better understand the sources of the high incidence of poverty in this population. The third paper, "Developing a Community Based Strategy To Address the Persistence of Poverty in the U.S. Puerto Rican Community," presents a NPRC strategy involving its own network of community organizations. The strategy identifies the following areas for intervention: (1) educational reform; (2) jobs training; (3) application of the 1988 welfare reform; (4) community economic development programs; and (5) civil rights enforcement. The document closes with an essay by L. Bonilla that reflects on the other three papers and the issues they raise. Included are 117 references and 1 table. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, DC.