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Social Sciences - Population Studies | Estimating Characteristics of the Foreign-Born by Legal Status - An Evaluation of Data and Methods

Estimating Characteristics of the Foreign-Born by Legal Status

An Evaluation of Data and Methods

Judson, Dean H., Swanson, David A.

2011, IV, 70p. 2 illus..

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  • About this book

  • Describes 'state of the art' methods for estimating this hard-to-estimate population
  • Suggests future directions for researchers and data collection
  • Brings together a disparate literature in one place

This brief represents a comprehensive review of methods for estimating characteristics of the foreign-born population in the United States, specifically oriented toward characteristics by legal status.  A variety of methods have been proffered over the past many decades, in a large variety of venues; this work brings them together, attempts to impart some order on the definition of “legal status,” and describes strengths and deficiencies both in methods and in data.  The authors have a combined 50 years of experience in both demographic and statistical methodology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » The Passel, Van Hook, and Bean Residual Method - estimation methodology - foreign-born population - legal status - literature review - population estimation - residual models - statistical methods - survey methods - utility

Related subjects » Population Studies - Social Sciences - Social Sciences & Law

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