UK Data, New Immigrant Survey, Rescue at Sea
The Source welcomes the New Year by offering our readers new migration data from the United Kingdom,
including inflow data by country of citizenship and by age and sex, the top 10 sending countries, and citizenship
data by country of nationality. This issue also includes articles by:
Guillermina Jasso of New York University, Douglas S. Massey of the University of Pennsylvania, Mark R. Rosenzweig
of Harvard University, and James P. Smith of RAND, who explain the goals and methods of the
New Immigrant Survey in the United States.
Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Director, who examines the needs of refugees and asylum seekers who travel by
sea, and describes how governments, the shipping industry, and international bodies can help or hurt them in perilous situations.
Richard Bedford of the University of Waikato, whose Country Profile of New Zealand looks at how immigration,
long a significant factor in the country's history, is today sparking political battles.
Elizabeth Grieco, MPI Data Manager, who uses Census 2000 data to Spotlight the ability to speak English
among the foreign born at the national, regional, and state levels in the United States.
This issue also contains In The News articles on integration policy in France and
asylum seeker numbers in the EU, as well as a Data Insight article on three of the primary US Census Bureau
data resources used to research immigration: the census, the American Community Survey, and the Current Population Survey.
Next issue, The Source will offer country profiles on Spain and Mexico in both English and Spanish. Also look
for Roberto Suro on Latinos in the United States, Michele Klein Solomon on the Berne Initiative, and Erin Patrick on
Afghanistan. In March, The Source will present its first special issue, this time focused on Gender and Migration.
We are grateful for the assistance of the UK Home Office in making their data available to The Source.
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