Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Immigration and Assimilation in the U.S.

A recent study by the Manhattan Institute introduces a quantitative index that measures the degree of similarity between native- and foreign-born adults in the United States. These included civic factors, such as rates of U.S. citizenship and service in the military; economic factors, such as earnings and rates of homeownership; and cultural factors, such as English ability and degree of intermarriage with U.S. citizens. The higher the number on a 100-point index, the more an immigrant resembled a U.S. citizen.

The report Measuring Immigration Assimilation in the U.S. is found here.

Since the New York City metropolitan area is a target destination for immigrants it is interesting to see a report on the diversity in immigrant populations and how they fare in the U.S.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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