Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2009.
This report tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care. Measures of health care quality include effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness. Health care access measures studied are facilitators and barriers to care and health care utilization.
Capps, R., J.S. Passel, D. Perez-Lopez, et al., Urban Institute, The New Neighbors: A User’s Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities, August 2003.
This guidebook is designed to help local policy makers, program managers, and advocates understand the content and use of various data sources that include characteristics of immigrant populations. Some of the data sources discussed are the national Current Population, state health department vital statistics, and the National Survey of America’s Families.
Capps, R., K. Forunty, and M. Fix, Urban Institute, Trends in the Low-Wage Immigrant Labor Force, 2000-2005, March 2007.
This paper describes recent trends in the immigrant labor force and their implications for the U.S. economy.
Clancy, C., B. Munier, K. Crosson, et al., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report, January 2007.
This report tracks disparities in both quality of and access to health care. Measures of health carequality include effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness. Health care access measures studied are facilitators and barriers to care and health care utilization.
Douglas-Hall, A., and H. Koball, Children of Recent Immigrants, National Center for Children in Poverty, 2004.
This report looks at regional differences in how children in recent immigrant families fare—their economic circumstances, family characteristics, and public benefits use—and the implications for public policy.
Dey, A., and J. Wilson-Lucas, National Center for Health Statistics, Physical and Mental Health Characteristics of U.S.- and Foreign-Born Adults: United States, 1998-2003, March 2006.
This report presents national prevalence estimates of selected measures of physical health status and limitations, health care access and utilization, and mental health status among U.S.-born and foreign-born adults in the United States.
Elmelech, Y., K. McCaskie, M.C. Lennon, et al., Children of Immigrants: A Statistical Profile, National Center for Children in Poverty, September 2002.
This brief provides background statistics on demographic characteristics of children in immigrant families, including data on poverty rates, race/ethnicity, parental employment, and educational levels.
Fix, M.E., J.S. Passel, and K. Sucher, Urban Institute, Trends in Naturalization, September 2003.
This brief, based on data from the Current Population Survey, examines changes in the number of naturalized citizens and rates of naturalization nationally and in the 50 states. It also explores the number and characteristics of immigrants in the U.S. who are now or will soon be eligible to naturalize, comparing them to recently naturalized immigrants.
Gibson, C., and E. Lennon, Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population of the United States: 1850-1990, February 1999.
This working paper presents selected decennial U.S. Census data on the foreign-born population of the United States from 1850 to 1990.
Grieco, E., Migration Policy Institute, Health Insurance Coverage of the Foreign-Born in the United States: Numbers and Trends, June 2004.
This fact sheet compiles statistics from the Current Population Survey from 2001 to 2003, drawing out some of the major trends in insurance coverage of immigrants in the U.S.
Hoffman, C., A. Carbaugh, and H.Y. Moore, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Health Coverage in America, 2004 Data Update.
This chartbook provides 2004 data on health insurance coverage, with special attention to the uninsured. It includes trends and major shifts in health coverage for non-citizens.
Journal of Immigrant Health
The Journal of Immigrant Health is a publication of peer-reviewed original research pertaining to immigrant health, and includes contributors from in many fields, including public health, epidemiology, medicine and nursing, anthropology, sociology, population research, immigration law, and ethics.
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Health Coverage in America, 2008 Data Update.
This chartbook provides 2008 data on health insurance coverage, with special attention to the uninsured. It includes trends and major shifts in health coverage for non-citizens.
Larsen, L., Population Division of the U.S. Bureau of Census, The Foreign Born Population in the United States: 2003, August 2004.
This report describes the foreign-born population in the United States including demographic and socio-economic characteristics.
National Health Law Program, Summary of State Law Requirements Addressing Language in Needs in Health Care. January 2008.
This publication of state-by-state laws offers citation to and a short description of each state’s statutes and regulations regarding services to persons with limited English proficiency in health care settings.
Passel, J. and D. Cohn, Pew Hispanic Center. A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, 2009.
This report outlines the demographic characteristics of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. and in each state in March 2008 and offers comparisons with legal immigrants and U.S.-born residents.
Passell, J., and R. Suro, Pew Hispanic Center, Rise, Peak and Decline: Trends in U.S. Immigration 1992-2004, September 2005.
This report assesses changes in migration levels to the U.S. from one year to another between 1992 and 2004.
Pew Hispanic Center - Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2008.
This profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey.
Urban Institute, Children of Immigrants Data Tool.
This database enables the user to generate charts on the characteristics of children, age 0 to 17, for the U.S. and by state. Data come from the 2005 and 2006 American Community Survey.
National Public Radio, Kaiser Family Foundation, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government,Immigration in America, October 2004.
This poll, conducted by NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, examined questions related to immigration in the U.S. and surveyed both native-born Americans and immigrants.
Suro, R., Pew Hispanic Center, Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Surveys among Latinos in the U.S. and in Mexico, August 2005.
This public opinion piece covers questions about immigrants and the economy, including people’s perceptions on immigrants and the U.S. health care system.
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Acknowledgements: This reference library was prepared by Romy Saloner, Carolina Gutierrez, Usha Ranji, and Alina Salganicoff of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Updated: February 2010.