Women

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

Understanding "Canadian Exceptionalism" in Immigration and Pluralism Policy

Report Author: 
Irene Bloemraad
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jul

This paper explores why "Canada is far more open to, and optimistic about, immigration" than the United States and countries in Europe. Despite having the highest proportion of immigrants to total population of any other Western country (about 20 percent), public opinion polls suggest that Canada is a "striking outlier." As an example, about two-thirds of Canadians in 2010 said that the number of immigrants coming to Canada was "about right."

The author cites a number of reasons for these positive attitudes including:  

Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

South Asian Immigration in the United States: A Gendered Perspective

Report Author: 
Maneesha Kelkar
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

South Asian Immigration in the United States: A Gendered Perspective (click to view)

Writing from the perspective of Manavi, a South Asian organization dedicated to combating domestic violence, the author Maneesha Kelkar finds fault with a "male-centric immigration system in the United States" that has caused "untold misery for countless immigrant women."  

Source Organization: 
Other

The Rise of Asian Americans

Report Author: 
Pew Research Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Rise of Asian Americans

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

Immigrant Small Business Owners: A Significant and Growing Part of the Economy

Report Author: 
David Dyssegaard Kallick
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Jun

Immigrant Small Business Owners

More than one in six small business owners in the United States is an immigrant according to this report from the Fiscal Policy Institute's Immigration Research Initiative.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2010

Report Author: 
Seth Motel
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Feb

 

This statistical profile of the Latino population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is the largest household survey in the United States, with a sample of about three million addresses. It covers the topics previously covered in the long form of the decennial census. The ACS is designed to provide estimates of the size and characteristics of the resident population, which includes persons living in households and group quarters. 

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center

The Demographics of the Jobs Recovery: Employment Gains by Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Nativity

Report Author: 
Rakesh Kochhar
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Mar

This report analyzes labor market trends in the economic recovery from 2009 to 2011. The focus is on the change in employment by race, ethnicity, gender and nativity. The report finds that, two years after the U.S. labor market hit bottom, the economic recovery has yielded slow but steady gains in employment for all groups of workers. The gains, however, have varied across demographic groups, with Hispanics and Asians, in particular, experiencing a faster rate of growth in jobs than other groups.

Source Organization: 
Pew Hispanic Center
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