Center for Latino Policy Research
Responding to the Challenges Confronting Latino Males: The Role of Public Policy in Promoting Macro and Micro Levels of Intervention
- Author(s): Noguera, Pedro
- Hurtado, Aida
- Fergus, Edward
- et al.
The brief describes original research and and new theoretical paradigms to examine the severe social, educational, and economic disadvantages, hardships, and vulnerabilities experienced by Latino men and boys, ones that include high dropout rates, disproportionate levels of incarceration, and their concentration in low wage jobs. Through the application of the theoretical framework of intersectionality, the brief identifies ways in which policy and programs can address restructuring social institutions and re-designing public policy.