Understanding and Increasing Mexican Immigrants' Financial and Retirement Security

This grant, awarded to the University of Notre Dame in 2009, funded a project designed to study Mexican Immigrants' preparedness for retirement. The need for this research developed out of the previous project detailed above. The immigrants' culture of interdependence, extended families and transnational networks appear to be key aspects of how they define investment and prepare - or do not prepare - for retirement. Understanding the dynamic nature of Latino family structure, size and norms is crucial to figuring out how to devise communication programs and policies that will help increase immigrants' financial literacy and likelihood of retirement coverage.

Read the final report here.