The Puerto Rican Child and Placement: A Study of Children Referred to Catholic Home Bureau, Intake Department, 1956, to Show Existing Services to the Puerto Rican and to Determine the Need for Extending Services
For over a century, New York City has been the immigrant-receiving center for the United States, and as such has received the waves of Europeans seeking a better way-of-life. The majority of these people, landing in New York City, eventually dispersed to the four corners of the United States. However, shortly after World War II, the city began to experience a new type of immigration, not of aliens, but of American citizens from the island of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican’s American citizenship, the nearness of the Island to the United States, and the relatively cheap and quick air transportation are all motivating factors in the influx. The majority of these people, unlike their European predecessors, have remained in New York City. Of the estimated 750,000 in the United States, only twenty per cent, or 150,000 have settled outside the city.
Clinical psychology|Social work
Questel, Anne Marie, "The Puerto Rican Child and Placement: A Study of Children Referred to Catholic Home Bureau, Intake Department, 1956, to Show Existing Services to the Puerto Rican and to Determine the Need for Extending Services" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557769.