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Alex Stepick and Carol Dutton Stepick


The title of this Final Report, “What’s in it for me? What’s in it for you?” is a quote from one of our respondents. It reveals a fundamental skepticism and disinclination to cooperate with outsiders, especially those representing the government. As this report details below, Haitians in Miami have ample reason to resist cooperation and suspect the motives of strangers. Nevertheless, as the research also revealed, the resistance can be overcome with tact and persistence. This Final Report delineates: (1) factors that contribute to a census undercount of Haitians in the Little Haiti section of Miami, Florida and (2) methods to overcome these impediments.

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