Asian immigrants

Digital Diaspora: How Immigrants Are Capitalizing on Today's Technology

Report Author: 
Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians describes this report as "a first-of-its-kind portrait about mobile technology usage among immigrants." The report is based on a non-randomized sample of 118 adult immigrants in the Philadelphia area who responded to the Center's survey on cellphone use. Their responses were compared against data on general cellphone use in the U.S. as reported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  

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Other

The Hidden American Immigration Consensus

Report Author: 
Jens Hainmueller and Daniel J. Hopkins
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Aug

"The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes Toward Immigrants" (click to view)

A large literature has examined the factors that influence immigration attitudes. Yet prior tests have considered only a few immigrant attributes at a time limiting their capacity to test several hypotheses simultaneously.

Source Organization: 
Other

Caught in the Housing Bubble: Immigrants' housing outcomes in traditional gateways and newly emerging destinations

Report Author: 
Gary Painter and Zhou Yu
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Nov

Authors Gary Painter and Zhou Yu discuss demographic shifts of immigrants in metropolitan and rural areas that have experienced the depths of the recession. Using 2006 and 2009 American Community Survey microdata, Caught in the Housing Bubble: Immigrants' housing outcomes in traditional gateways and newly emerging destinations assesses how the recent economic crisis has affected immigrants with respect to three housing outcomes (residential mobility, homeownership, and household formation) to compare housing outcomes at two important time points in the recent economic cycle.

Source Organization: 
University of Southern California

College-Educated Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Qingqing Ji and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

"College-Educated Immigrants in the United States" (click to view)

Contrary to a widely held view, immigrants in the United States have an expansive range of education levels with about one in three immigrants having obtained a college degree.  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute
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