Demographics

Current Population Survey Releases Data on 2008 Foreign-born Population

The U.S. Census has released new data on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 2007 and 2008 from the Current Population Survey. This is National-level tabulations on this population group showing a wide range of characteristics including education, marital status, employment status, occupation and industry, earnings and poverty, and household type and tenure. Unique to this data set are tables that show the foreign-born population by these characteristics crossed by generation status (i.e., first, second or third).

Imagine all the people: Brazilian immigrants in Boston

Report Author: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Jun

A profile of Brazilian immigrants in Boston

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Source Organization: 
Boston Redevelopment Authority

Thinking Ahead About Our Immmigrant Future: New Trends and Mutual Benefits in Our Aging Society

Report Author: 
Dowell Myers
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Jan

There are two stories now being told about immigration and the future of America. Each has some basis in fact,although one is based on newer trends and is more optimistic than the other. These stories differ in their answers tothree crucial questions: whether immigration to the United States is accelerating out of control or is slowing; how muchimmigrants are assimilating into American society and progressing economically over time; and how importantimmigrants are to the U.S. economy. The pessimistic story—in which immigration is portrayed as increasing

Source Organization: 
Immigration Policy Center

A Portrait of New England's Immigrants

Report Author: 
Antoniya Owens
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Nov

New England is home to 1.6 million immigrants. Their number is growing far faster than that of the native population. They are more likely than natives to be of working age. Moreover, they are better educated than immigrants nationwide, with more than three quarters having a high school diploma, and close to a third holding a bachelor’s degree. For all these reasons, immigrants contribute importantly to the growth of the region’s labor force.

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Source Organization: 
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Challenges to Multiculturalism

Report Author: 
Jorge Capetillo-Ponce

An anti-bilingual education referendum was offered to citizens of Massachusetts in November of 2002. The referendum read, in part, “The current state law providing for transitional bilingual education in public schools will be replaced with a law requiring that, with limited exceptions, all public school children must be taught English by being taught all subjects in English and being placed in English language classrooms.” The University of Massachusetts Gaston Institute analyzed the results of that referendum, here reported on by Jorge Capetillo-Ponce.

 

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Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts
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