Working papers are intended to make results of Census Bureau research available to others and to encourage discussion on a variety of topics. They have not undergone a review and editorial process generally accorded to official Census Bureau publications.
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Components of Migration: Consistency of 2000 Nativity Data
This report examines the consistency of the data associated with the foreign-born population across all data products, and to address significant differences.
Components of Migration: Foreign-Born & Hispanic Population Data
This report addressed the question: “How do edit and imputation procedures affect the consistency of foreign-born and Hispanic populations?”
Components of Migration: Migration Between Puerto Rico and the U.S.
This report focuses on the evaluation of the Census Bureau’s estimate of net migration between Puerto Rico and the United States in the 1980s and 1990s.
Components of International Migration: The Residual Foreign Born
This report focuses on the evaluation of estimated residual foreign-born population (including unauthorized & quasi-legal migrants) in 1990 and 2000.
Evaluating Components of International Migration: Legal Migrants
This report focuses on the evaluation of the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate of legal immigration to the United States between 1980-1990 and 1990-2000 (DAPE).
Components of International Migration: Legal Temporary Migrants
This report focuses on the evaluation of the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimated stock of legal temporary migrants in 1990 and 2000.
Estimates of the Foreign-Born Population by Migrant Status in 2000
This report assesses the assumptions used to estimate the various types of international migrants and the effect of alternative assumptions.
Measurement of Net International Migration: 1990 to 2000
This paper provides a detailed discussion of the definitions, methodologies, assumptions, and data sources used to measure net international migration.