Research Report A Profile of Immigrants in Arkansas
Randolph Capps, Everett Henderson, John D. Kasarda, Stephen J. Appold, Derrek L. Croney, Michael E. Fix
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Arkansas, which had the 4th fastest growing immigrant population and fastest growing Latino population of any state between 2000 and 2005, is the subject of this series of reports. Volume 1 provides detailed demographic information about the foreign-born in Arkansas and compares immigrants to natives on a wide variety of quality-of-life measures. It profiles immigrants' countries of birth, legal status, educational attainment, poverty, homeownership, employment, and the primary industries in which they are employed. Volume 2 assesses immigrants' impacts on the Arkansas economy, in terms of consumer spending, tax contributions, fiscal costs, and the savings that businesses and consumers realize by using immigrant labor. An executive summary is also included.
Research Areas Children and youth 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