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Title:Where Immigrants Settle in the United States PDF Logo
Authors:Chiswick, Barry R.
Miller, Paul W.
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1231
Abstract:This paper is concerned with the location of immigrants in the United States, as reported in the 1990 Census. Where they settle has implications for the economic, social and political impact of immigrants. Immigrants are highly geographically concentrated. Compared to the native born they are more likely to live in the central parts of Metropolitan Areas in ?gateway (major international airport) cities? in six states (California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Illinois). The shift away from the east coast metropolitan areas to California reflects the change in the origins of immigrants from Europe/Canada to Asia, Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Differences by linguistic origin and period of arrival are also considered.
Subjects:immigrants
residential location
language
JEL:J15
R21
J61
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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