The Puerto Rican Migrant Family in New York City: A Study of a Program to Preserve Its Integration Undertaken by a Group of Twenty Puerto Rican Professional Social Workers, November 1960 – March 1962
Background of the Study. As a Puerto Rican Migrant who without the benefit of social work training, has been engaged during the last five years, in helping other Puerto Rican and their families with their social adjustment in the Mainland, the writer has become most interested in the program to preserve the integration of the Puerto Rican migrant family which is being undertaken by a group of Puerto Rican professional social workers in New York City. It is common knowledge that during the last two decades as the result of the socio-economic pressures in their Homeland, and the increased facilities of transportation between the island and the continent, a great influx of Puerto Rican migration to New York City has taken place with a current estimate of about 612,574. Although many of the newcomers, as it is to be expected, bring with them a good number of problems including family disintegration and social breakdown, there are many who were well adjusted in the island; yet, because of the financial pressure, they were compelled to leave their land, their climate, their foods, their friendship and loyalties, their tradition and family support; to have to get adjusted to new institutions, new traditions, new values, and to a new culture that places value in individualism.
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Bove, Melanio, "The Puerto Rican Migrant Family in New York City: A Study of a Program to Preserve Its Integration Undertaken by a Group of Twenty Puerto Rican Professional Social Workers, November 1960 – March 1962" (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725040.