A Collection of Reports Providing Detailed Demographics and Information About the Lives of Latinos in the United States Is Now Publicly Available

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Media contact: Tanya Domi, 212-817-7283, tdomi@gc.cuny.edu,

A Collection of Reports Providing Detailed Demographics and Information About the Lives of Latinos in the United States Is Now Publicly Available

The reports are downloadable online for free through the Graduate Center’s Academic Works Repository


NEW YORK, May 23, 2017 — The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the Mina Rees Library and the Latino Data Project have worked together to release 65 information-packed reports on the experience of Latinos in  the United States, with a special focus on Latinos in New York City. The reports—which cover a wide range of topics, including voter participation, migration patterns, income and employment, educational attainment, parenthood and more—can be downloaded for free from the CUNY Academic Works Repository

The repository is an open publishing platform managed by CUNY Libraries. The Latino Data Project is an ongoing project of the Center of Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies (CLACLS) aimed at providing robust and accurate data portraits of Latinos in the United States. 

“These reports are beautifully crafted, well-researched and data-rich, so they will be important to researchers, students, journalists or anyone anywhere in the world who is looking for reliable data on Latinos,” said Graduate Center Chief Librarian Polly Thistlethwaite. “A Google Scholar search on ‘Latino data’ produces a CLACLS report high in the results relevancy ranking. Making scholarly work easily discoverable by readers outside academia is crucial to the influence and impact the work can have. Powerful work like this has to be widely and openly accessible to make a difference.”

Founded in 2003, the Latino Data Project has produced over 75 reports with a special focus on Latinos in New York City. 

“The need is clear: until now there has been no central and easily accessible repository of information on the Latino population of New York City and the metropolitan area for the general public,” said Laird Bergad, distinguished professor at Lehman College and founder of CLACLS and the Latino Data Project. “Making these reports widely available to everyone is an important step toward providing more useful insight into the diversity of the Latino experience.”

About the Graduate Center, CUNY 
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Submitted on: MAY 23, 2017

Category: Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies | Press Room