Human Services

Demography of Immigrant Youth: Past, Present and Future

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Demography of Immigrant Youth: Past, Present and Future (click to view)

Jeffrey Passel traces shifts in the youth population over the past hundred years, examines population projections through 2050 and offers some observations about the likely impact of the immigrant youth population on American society.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Immigrant Children: Introducing the Issue

Report Author: 
Marta Tienda and Ron Haskin
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Apr

Immigrant Children: Introducing the Issue (click to view)

This introduction to the Spring 2011 issue of the Princeton/Brookings journal "Future of Children" examines the well-being of immigrant children and what might be done to improve their educational attainment, health status, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Report Author: 
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration (click to view report)

Seeking "to provide a common ground that all participants in the policy debate (on immigration) can agree on,"  the authors provide a succinct and non-technical summary of available research on 10 key economic questions, including:

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

Immigration Myths and Facts

Report Author: 
US Chamber of Commerce
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

In an effort to counteract misinformation about the impact of immigration on American society, the U.S. Chamber's Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Division prepared this pamphlet to "refute seven of the most common myths about immigrants coming to our country." The pamphlet "summarize[s] the facts on the relationship of immigrants to Jobs, Wages, Taxes, Population, Crime, Integration and Welfare." The Chamber's review "shows that immigrants significantly benefit the U.S. economy by creating new jobs, and complementing the skills of the U.S.

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Staten Island: Then and Now

Report Author: 
Laurel Tumarkin and Jonathan Bowles
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

Between 1990 and 2010, no other New York state borough changed as much as Staten Island. This report shows just how the borough has been transformed, partly by the influx of foreign-born persons, with more than 80 graphs and charts detailing trends in demographics, the economy, development, commuting and education.

Source Organization: 
Center for an Urban Future

Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Colombians: A Scan of Needs of Recent Latin American Immigrants to the Boston Area (Summary of findings)

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte, Phil Granberry, Megan Halloran, Susan Kelly, Rob Kramer, Sandra Winkler with Jennifer Murillo, Udaya Wagle and Randall Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2003 Dec

This report focuses on four groups of recent Latin American immigrants to the Boston area — Guatemalans, Hondurans, Salvadorans and Colombians — about whom relatively little is known.  Although these groups have been represented in the Boston area for several decades, their numbers leaped in the 1990s, contributing notably to the growing diversity both of our region and of the Latino population.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts

Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Colombians: A scan of needs of recent Latin American immigrants to the Boston area

Report Author: 
Miren Uriarte, Phil Granberry, Megan Halloran, Susan Kelly, Rob Kramer, Sandra Winkler with Jennifer Murillo, Udaya Wagle and Randall Wilson
Original Date of Publication: 
2003 Dec

The 2000 U.S. Census brought confirmation of the increase of the Latino population and of the growing diversity of Latino national groups that now make this region their home. Latinos now number 428,729, a 55% increase over their numbers in 1990.

Source Organization: 
University of Massachusetts
Syndicate content