Demographics

Immigrants in the New York Metro Area Economy: Detail by Country of Origin

Report Author: 
Fiscal Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

A thorough and yet easy-to-understand breakdown of metro New York's immigrant population by country of origin including their economic impact. It begains with a nationwide survey of immigrant popoulations and ecnomic impact by city.

The city-wide data sows, in order of population impact: Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, China, Jamaica, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana and British Guiana, Philippines, Haiti, El Salvador, Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Poland, Peru, Italy, Russia and other USSR, Ukraine, Pakistan, Cuba, Bangladesh and Hong Kong.

Immigration's Impacts on the Long Island Economy

Report Author: 
David Dyssegaard Kallick
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Nov

 

Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood

Report Author: 
Paul Taylor, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jeffrey Passel and Seth Motel
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Dec

Nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants in the U.S. have lived in this country for at least 10 years and nearly half are parents of minor children, according to estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.

The analysis finds that 35 percent of unauthorized adult immigrants have resided in the U.S. for 15 years or more; 28 percent for 10 to 14 years; 22 percent for 5 to 9 years; and 15percent for fewer than five years.

Up for Grabs: The Gains and Prospects of First- and Second-generation Young Adults

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova and Michael Fix
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Youth and young adults from immigrant families today represent one in four people in the United States between the ages of 16 and 26 — up from one in five just 15 years ago. This population will assume a greater role as the US workforce ages, and how it fares in the classroom and in the workplace is of signal importance not just for these individuals but for the vibrancy of the overall US economy and local communities.

Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community: Conference (October 9, 2010) summary report and recommendations

Report Author: 
Aparna S. Kalbag, Nita Ray Chaudhuri, Geetha Ghai, Naveen Mehrotra, Jigna Rao and Sunanda Gaur
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jun

Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community (click to view)

This report summarizes all plenary and workshop sessions from a conference on "Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy Challenges in the South Asian Community."

Assimilation Tomorrow: How America's Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

Report Author: 
Dowell Myers and John Pitkin
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

Many questions remain about newcomers with the rise in immigration and new immigrant destinations: Will they learn English? Are they locked in poverty? What are their prospects for success in America? Will today's immigrants fully integrate to become tomorrow's Americans?  

The Foreign-born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010

Report Author: 
Christine Gambino and Thomas Gryn
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

Knowledge and application of science, engineering and technology play an increasingly crucial role in the growth and stability of the U.S. economy. Over the past 10 years, growth in science and engineering (S&E) jobs was three times greater than that of other types of jobs and is expected to continue to grow at a faster rate than other jobs. 

This brief discusses patterns of science and engineering educational attainment within the foreign-born population using data from the 2010 American Community Survey.

Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences

Report Author: 
Nga-Wing Anjela Wong, Paul Y. Watanabe and Michael Liu
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Nov

 

Probing the changing makeup of American college campuses, Adult Children of Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Memories and Influences offers unparalleled insight into the journeys of today’s graduate students born to immigrant entrepreneur parents.

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Mexican Immigrants in the United States: 2008

Report Author: 
Pew Hispanic Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

Mexican Immigrants in the United States: 2008 (click to view)

A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. More than half of Mexican immigrants are unauthorized. About 11 percent of everyone born in Mexico is currently living in the U.S. 

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