Published in 1997. The Urban Institute has been studying immigration for almost a decade and a half. In recent years, the Institute’s focus has widened to include immigration integration. Unlike immigration policy, which is a federal responsibility, policies regarding immigrant integration have been left in the hands of states and localities and vary widely by region. This book focuses on the 1980-1990 experience of a high-immigrant state whose immigrant population matches the race and ethnic composition of the US population as a whole more closely than any other state. 'New Jersey’s experience with immigration is not necessarily typical of outcomes in other high-immigration states, but it may be replicable on a broader scale. As a new century approaches and as debate over immigration legislation reaches a fever pitch, it is important to analyze, in the fashion of this volume, instances of successful immigration that can serve as examples for other states, the United States as a whole and other nations...' (Thomas Espenshade).
Table of Contents
1. New Jersey in Comparative Perspective Part 1: Demographic Context 2. Comparing Demographic and Labor-Market Characteristics of New Jersey and US Foreign Born 3. Undocumented Immigrants in New Jersey: Numbers, Impacts and Policies 4. Taking the Pulse of Public Opinion towards Immigrants Part 2: Economic, Social and Political Impacts 5. Immigration and the Wages and Employment of US-Born Workers in New Jersey 6. State and Local Fiscal Impacts of New Jersey’s Immigrant and Native Households 7. Immigrant Education in New Jersey: Policies and Practices 8. Effects of Parents’ Place of Birth and Ethnicity on Birth Outcomes in New Jersey 9. Migrants and Settlers: Political Opportunities and Political Behaviours among New Jersey Immigrants Part 3: Processes of Immigrant Adaptation 10. Immigration and Fertility in New Jersey: A Comparison of Native and Foreign-born Women 11. Immigrants’ Earnings and Labor-Market Assimilation: A Case Study of New Jersey 12. Homeownership Attainment of New Jersey Immigrants 13. Segregation by Ethnicity and Immigrant Status in New Jersey 14. Migrants and the Linguistic Ecology of New Jersey.