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MPRC Immigration Working Group

When Sep 16, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
Attendees Judith Freidenberg
Yuying Tong
Karen Woodrow-Lafield
Andres Villarreal
Michael Rendall
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About the Immigration Working Group

The MPRC-Immigration Working Group welcomes you as we seek to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary immigration-related research through discussion, sharing resources, and encouraging involvement.  Members of the MPRC-IWG are meeting next Wednesday, September 16, from 2 pm to 3 pm in 1101, the first floor conference room of Morrill Hall.  We have tentative dates for other meetings (October 7 and October 28).  Please join or post your contributions in addressing “What’s next for the MPRC-Immigration Working Group?” 

First is a welcoming round of brief introductions on migration-focused interests and activities.  This meeting continues the MPRC-IWG’s substantive focus on data sources and methods for studying immigration and foreign-born populations.  Your input is useful for targeting those data sources and methods for which you would like to have more discussion and concentration through seminars.  For next Wednesday’s agenda, the topic is “Census Surveys for Studying U.S. Immigration and the U.S. Foreign-born Population:  Resources, Potential, and Pointers,” a discussion organized by Karen Woodrow-Lafield. 

Background on the MPRC-IWG:  Immigration Research at Maryland Conference, December 2008; Member-led informal seminars and guest speakers in the MPRC Seminar Series 2009-2010; MPRC Immigration Seminar Speaker Series, 2010-2011, focused on data sources and methods; UMCP—the Anthropology of the Immigrant Life Course Research Program, the Center for the History of the New America, many departmental events and seminars related to immigration

Summary of Data Sources:  Current Population Survey; American Community Survey; Survey of Income and Program Participation; Decennial Censuses before 2010; Panel Survey of Income Dynamics; Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics; Latino National Political Survey; Legalized Population Surveys I and II; Los Angeles New York City Immigrant Survey; Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey; National Latino and Asian American Survey;  American Time Use Survey; California Health Interview Survey; Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth; National Agricultural Workers Survey; Immigrant Second Generation Study in New York City; Immigration and Intergenerational Mobility in Metropolitan Los Angeles; Immigrant Identity Project; Mexican Migration Project; Latin American Migration Project; New Immigrants Survey; 2007 Boston Metropolitan Immigrant Health and Legal Status Survey; National Survey of College Graduates; Administrative records; Other community-based participatory surveys; and so many more . . 

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