Centro's latest Policy Brief is now available on the website at www.centropr.org. "The Economic Consequences of Inadequate Education for the Puerto Rican Population in the United States" was conducted by Dr. Clive R. Belfield of the Economics Department of Queens College, CUNY.
Belfield uses demographic data to calculate the economic costs to the individual, state, and community of each Puerto Rican in the United States who does not graduate from high school. He shows that increasing funding for programs that would increase high school graduation rates in Puerto Rican communities would be far cheaper and more efficient than allowing so many young people to leave high school early. The report is available for downloading.
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