Research

Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-Year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education

Report Author: 
Robert E. Slavin, Nancy Madden, Margarita Calderón, Anne Chamberlain, Megan Hennessy
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-Year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education (click to view report)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center

Across the Spectrum: The Wide Range of Jobs Immigrants Do

Report Author: 
David Dyssegaard Kallick
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Apr

Across the Spectrum: The Wide Range of Jobs Immigrants Do

Looking at the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, this report examines the occupational distribution of immigrants. Analyzing data from the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, the researchers find that immigrants are distributed "surprisingly evenly" across various occupational categories.

Source Organization: 
Fiscal Policy Institute

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration

Report Author: 
Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Ten Economic Facts about Immigration (click to view report)

Seeking "to provide a common ground that all participants in the policy debate (on immigration) can agree on,"  the authors provide a succinct and non-technical summary of available research on 10 key economic questions, including:

Source Organization: 
The Brookings Institution

Still an Hourglass? Immigrant workers in Middle-skilled Jobs (Report in Brief)

Report Author: 
Randy Capps, Michael Fix and Serena Yi-Ying Lin
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

This report casts doubt on  the depiction of the immigrant workforce as an hourglass noting that almost a quarter of immigrants in 2006 were working in "middle skill" jobs compared to 29% of native-born Americans. Middle-skilled jobs are defined as "jobs that require more than a high school but less than a four-year college degree and that typically pay a family-sustaining wage ($30,000 annually per worker). In three of four specific occupations analyzed in the report (healthcare, IT and hospitality) the percent of immigrants actually exceeded that of native workers.

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Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants: A briefing report

Report Author: 
New Jersey State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Overcoming the Barriers Faced by Immigrants (click to view report)

Source Organization: 
Immigrant Learning Center