Research Report How Are Immigrants Faring After Welfare Reform?
Preliminary Evidence from Los Angeles and New York City - Final Report
Randolph Capps, Leighton Ku, Michael E. Fix, Chris Furgiuele, Jeffrey S. Passel, Rajeev Ramchand, Scott McNiven, Dan Perez-Lopez
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This report provides findings from a 1999-2000 survey of 3400 immigrant families in Los Angeles County and New York City, two cities that account for roughly a quarter of the nation's immigrant population. The survey was conducted in five languages and probed the respondents' legal status (naturalized citizen, legal permanent resident, refugee, undocumented immigrant, etc.). The report measures housing affordability, food insecurity and hunger among immigrant populations. Health insurance coverage, health care access and self-reported health status are also highlighted. The study uses these measures to assess the need for food stamps, Medicaid and other benefits and services and differing immigrant subpopulations.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Immigration
Tags Health insurance Hunger and food assistance Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy