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New immigrants find streets aren't paved with gold: Study
New immigrants to Canada are significantly worse off financially than earlier generations of newcomers, says a recent University of Toronto study. (2000-04-25)

Addressing refugee and immigrant women's stress
Refugee and undocumented immigrant women may experience unique and ongoing stress following migration, in addition to the pre- and post-migration traumatic events all immigrants may experience. (2017-06-21)

New immigrants have higher risk of diabetes than long-term residents
New immigrants, especially women and those of South Asian or African descent, have a higher risk of diabetes compared with long-term residents of Ontario, found a research study in CMAJ. (2010-04-19)

Immigrants use little health care, subsidize care of non-immigrants: Harvard/Tufts study
A study in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants use far less health care than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the care of US citizens. Immigrants' utilization was only one-half to two-thirds as high as that of the US-born population. Researchers concluded that immigrants effectively subsidize private and public insurance programs (such as Medicare) because they pay more into the system than is paid out for their care. (2018-08-08)

Universal TB screening of immigrants to Canada costly, inefficient
Canada's blanket practice of screening all newly arriving immigrants for tuberculosis is highly inefficient and should focus on only those arriving from countries with high rates of TB, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2015-09-28)

Common group identity may motivate Americans to help integrate immigrants
Researchers from Norway, Denmark, Harvard University, Canada and Russia examined the flip side of the assimilation issue: What does it take for native residents to accept immigrants rather than just expecting the newcomers to fit in? The authors found that 'common group identity positively predicts majority members' efforts to integrate immigrants. This was the case for mere support of economic, political and judicial measures, but also for actual behavior such as monetary donations to, and even personal volunteering in, immigrant-supporting organizations.' (2015-08-14)

Dartmouth researcher tracks how immigrants fit in by studying household configurations
A Dartmouth researcher is studying the makeup of households to take a new look at how immigrants settle in to American society. (2005-10-17)

Role-playing game increases empathy for immigrants, study shows
In a study, college students created a fictional online persona from a randomly assigned country and attempted to navigate the administrative hurdles of obtaining a green card and citizenship. Results showed increased levels of empathy among the students for marginalized groups. (2020-01-30)

Immigrant Study Provides New Insights
Legal immigrants are more educated as a group than native-born U.S citizens, according to a just-released survey of new immigrants. This news is among many valuable findings about an increasingly important group in American society. The findings come from a new comprehensive survey funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development with support from the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the National Science Foundation (NSF). (1997-09-15)

Study: Immigrants close earning gap more slowly than previously thought
Immigrants whittle into a broad earnings gap with American-born workers only about half as fast as long-accepted estimates suggest, according to new research by a University of Illinois economist. (2008-10-20)

Immigrants spend half as much on health care as native-born Americans
Immigrants in the United States receive less than half the health-care services than do native-born Americans, according to study findings published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health. (2005-07-25)

Immigrants are usually in better health than native Canadians... at least when they arrive
Research has shown that the health of immigrants is generally better than that of citizens of their host country, at least on their arrival and for some time afterwards. But a team of researchers in Montreal has found that this is not true of all groups of immigrants. (2015-03-19)

Mexican immigrants to the US not as healthy as believed, study finds
Immigrants who come to the United States from Mexico arrive with a significant amount of undiagnosed disease, particularly diabetes, tempering previous findings that immigrants are generally healthier than native-born residents, according to a new study. But even after undiagnosed disease is taken into account, recent immigrants are still healthier than native-born residents. (2012-12-03)

Study: Immigration can lower prices of consumer products
A forthcoming study challenges the predictions of the perfectly competitive model -- that an increase in demand leads to higher prices. Instead, the study finds that immigration can lower the prices of food, clothing, furniture, and appliances and have a significant moderating effect on inflation. Saul Lach (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the CEPR) finds that a one percentage point increase in the ratio of immigrants to natives in a city decreases prices by 0.5 percentage points on average. (2007-08-23)

Children of immigrants have advantage in academics, school engagement
A new study finds that children of immigrants have an advantage over children of native-born Americans when it comes to the transition to adulthood. The study followed 10,795 children ages 13-17 through ages 25-32. Researchers find that those born abroad who came to the United States before their teen years are most likely to follow the best trajectory in academic achievement and school engagement, followed by those born in the United States to immigrant parents. (2012-09-11)

Metropolitan areas differ in receptivity to immigrants
Immigrants to the United States find the most welcoming climate from native residents of cities mostly on the East Coast and in the Midwest, according to a Penn State study. (2002-02-28)

Mexicans settling in upstate New York are marginalized
A study by Cornell sociologists Max Pfeffer and Pilar Parra finds that Mexican farmworkers are settling in upstate New York in record numbers, but most are marginalized and not mainstreaming into community life. A growing underclass could lead to unemployment, poverty and other social problems. (2006-01-05)

We're lazy but Chinese want to be just like us
Australians are lazy, scruffy and rude and speak an incomprehensible brand of English says a new survey of intending Chinese immigrants to Australia. But they also want to call Australia home. They aspire to a more relaxed lifestyle in a country they see as free, tolerant, multicultural and democratic says Karin Maeder, a UNSW masters student who will reveal her research findings at the International Geographical Union conference in Brisbane. (2006-07-05)

Nearly 1 million Californians seek medical care in Mexico annually
Driven by rising healthcare costs at home, nearly one million Californians cross the border each year to seek medical care in Mexico, according to new research published today in the journal Medical Care. Of these, 488,000 were Mexican immigrants, according to (2009-05-26)

Economist's study finds that immigration doesn't threaten US-born students' chances at college
Evaluating students' Scholastic Aptitude Test scores over seven years, a K-State economist concluded that US-born students' scores weren't negatively affected by immigration and their chances of applying to a top college weren't diminished. (2010-02-04)

Prevalence of obesity among immigrants increases with longer residency in US
The longer an immigrant lives in the U.S. the more likely they are to be obese, according to a study in the December 15 issue of JAMA. (2004-12-14)

Food prices for consumers in ethnic enclaves could explain difference in assimilation rates
Food prices in ethnic enclaves address questions on consumer behavior in the ethnically dense areas concentrated with businesses owned by immigrants of the same country. (2018-08-12)

Parents' education before migrating tied to children's achievement
Immigrant parents' education before migrating is more strongly tied to their children's achievement in the United States than any other parental attribute, either before or after migration. These are the results from a longitudinal and nationally representative study of legal immigrants, using parent data from the New Immigrant Survey of more than 2,100 children ages 6 to 12. The study reveals the importance of continuity in pre- and post-migration resources for parents and children. (2012-09-11)

Risk of stroke lower for recent Ontario immigrants: study
Recent immigrants to Ontario have a 30 percent lower risk of stroke than long term residents, according to preliminary study results from researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. (2010-02-03)

Is there evidence of the 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab Americans?
In a study published in the Journal of American Public Health, researchers find little evidence of the 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab American immigrants living in California. Lead author Nadia Abuelezam of Boston College says there is a need to intentionally collect ethnicity and racial data on Arab immigrants in order to better understand their health. (2019-10-17)

US-born residents more than 5 times likely to use prescription opioids than new immigrants
The longer immigrants live in the United States, the more likely they are to use prescription opioids -- a fact that contradicts popular views linking wealth and health, and suggests that American culture is uniquely favorable toward prescribing opioids. (2019-10-29)

Children of immigrants pursue math and science as pathways to upward mobility
A recent study in this month's Child Development surveyed college students about their future goals and found that children of immigrants were more likely to pursue math or science in college when compared to their peers from non-immigrant parents. The results hold important implications for the debate on immigration policy, as they suggest children of immigrants fare well in their occupational and economic aspirations in ways that may benefit the US workforce. (2006-09-14)

Smoking messages miss Asian Americans
For many Korean-American immigrants, the social benefits of cigarettes may trump any health concerns, according to a new baseline study of Korean smokers from the Center for Asian Health at Temple University. Lead researcher, Grace Ma points out that many in the Asian immigrant community lack a corresponding understanding of the health risks associated with tobacco use, which may not have been stressed in their home countries. (2006-05-30)

Factors controlling immigrants' second language ability identified
If 6-year old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez were to settle permanently in the United States, by the time he reached adulthood, he would relate his horrific ordeal in fluent English. Elian's fluency primarily would be a result of sociological opportunities and maturational constraints tied to age at onset of language learning, says the author of a new study of second language acquisition among foreign-born residents in the United States. (2000-01-30)

Immigrants losing homeownership advantage
Immigrants have lost their once-large homeownership advantage over their Canadian-born counterparts, says a University of Alberta researcher who has now also compared rates by skin colour in Canada and the United States. (2005-11-21)

Children of immigrants more apt than natives to live with both parents
Children of immigrants are more likely to live in households headed by two married parents than children of natives in their respective ethnic groups, according to Penn State sociologists. (2011-03-15)

Study finds recidivism no higher among deportable immigrants
One concern motivating a recent crackdown on illegal immigration in some jurisdictions is a fear that immigrants -- particularly illegal immigrants -- increase crime in the community. A new study from the RAND Corporation tested the notion by following a group of immigrants released from jails in Los Angeles County. The findings suggest that illegal and other immigrants subject to deportation pose no greater risk of criminal activity than nondeportable immigrants. (2008-02-22)

How new waves of immigrants are changing America
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Working in ethnic economy hampers immigrants' integration, researcher says
Asian immigrants working solely in the ethnic economy can become socially isolated from the broader society, says University of Toronto researcher Eric Fong. (2000-05-28)

Immigrant status and country of origin important in compiling smoking prevalence statistics
By ignoring immigrant status, smoking prevalence statistics may hide segments within broadly defined racial and ethnic groups that have vastly different smoking behaviors than the aggregated group. (2003-05-23)

Recent immigrants may have lower risk of early stroke
New immigrants to North America may be less likely to have a stroke at a young age than long-time residents, according to a study published in the Feb. 3, 2010, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2010-02-03)

Educational gains by immigrants to US not as large as believed, study finds
The descendants of immigrants to the United States from Europe did not attain significantly more education than would have been expected if their families had remained in their homelands, according to a new study. The largest educational gains were achieved by descendants of immigrants from Poland and Italy, while people whose ancestors migrated from England and Germany gained the least. (2016-01-14)

Unauthorized immigrants prolong the life of Medicare Trust Fund: JGIM study
Unauthorized immigrants pay billions more into Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund each year than they withdraw in health benefits. In 2011 alone, unauthorized immigrants paid in $3.5 billion more than they utilized in care. Unauthorized immigrants generated an average surplus of $316 per capita to the Trust Fund, while other Americans generated a deficit of $106 per capita. The authors conclude that reducing unauthorized immigration would worsen Medicare's financial health. (2015-06-23)

Conflicting cultural identities may foster political radicalism
New research suggests that dual-identity immigrants -- first-generation immigrants and their descendants who identify with both their cultural minority group and the society they now live in -- may be more prone to political radicalism if they perceive their two cultural identities to be incompatible. (2013-01-30)

As US border enforcement increases, Mexican migration patterns shift, new research shows
When enforcement increases along the US-Mexican border, fewer Mexican immigrants cross into the United States, both legally and illegally. But increased enforcement has another effect, new research shows -- it alters traditional settlement patterns and leads more Mexican immigrants to settle in states beyond the borders. (2015-08-18)

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