Research Report The New Neighbors
A User's Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities
Randolph Capps, Jeffrey S. Passel, Dan Perez-Lopez, Michael E. Fix
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This guidebook was designed by Urban Institute researchers, in consultation with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to help policy makers, program implementers, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data sources to identify immigrant populations in their communities--their characteristics, their contributions, and their needs. The guidebook discusses national trends in immigration and addresses public policy questions that can be analyzed using these data. It provides users with advice on how to identify immigrants in the data and cautions them on data limitations. The guidebook also includes an analysis of the immigrant population in Providence, Rhode Island, by way of example.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Immigrant communities demographics and trends Economic well-being Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population