ERIC Number: ED480907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The New Neighbors: A User's Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities.
Capps, Randy; Passel, Jeffrey S.; Perez-Lopez, Daniel; Fix, Michael
This guidebook is designed to help local policy makers, program implementers, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data sources to identify immigrant populations in their local communities (their characteristics, contributions, and needs). It lists relevant data sources, the information contained in each, where they can be located, and software needed to use them effectively. The guide begins with an introduction that explains major data sources on immigrants and the organization of the guidebook and continues with: (2) "National Trends in Immigration" (e.g., immigrant dispersal, legal status, diverse countries of origin, and language diversity); (3) "Addressing Public Policy Questions with Data on Immigrants" (uses for the data, key planning and impact questions, place-based versus population-based comparisons); (4) "Obtaining and Analyzing the Data" (e.g., Census 2000 data sets, state health department vital records, Social Services caseload data, and caveats for data users); (5) "Developing an Immigrant Profile: The Example of Rhode Island" (e.g., slow immigrant growth, diverse countries of origin, settlement patterns, and effects of immigrant concentration on indicators of well-being); and (6) "Conclusions about Rhode Island and Applicability to Other Metropolitan Areas." An appendix presents participants in the April 2002 conference, "Using Small Area Data to Draw Pictures of Immigrant Populations." (Contains 24 figures and 10 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, English (Second Language), Family Characteristics, Immigrants, Immigration, Limited English Speaking, Population Trends, Public Policy, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island