Census 2000 Data, Russia, and Sending and Receiving Country Cooperation
The Source turns its attention this month to Russia and the United States, two countries that are experiencing tremendous change in the
distribution and composition of their foreign-born populations. Our October issue also explores emerging models for cooperation
between sending and receiving countries.
The Source provides a new clickable map that generates state-by-state profiles of the foreign-born population in the United States. Based on newly released US Census 2000 data, our state profiles provide important information on the size, composition, and socio-economic characteristics of the foreign-born population.
Our Spotlight this month, by MPI Data Manager Elizabeth Grieco, identifies some of the main trends related to the settlement patterns of the foreign born based on the new data.
Timothy Heleniak of the World Bank and Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies
assesses the migration dilemma of Russia, where policy makers are struggling to balance demographic deficits with an uncertain
migration future. He also provides a detailed country profile that traces Russia's trajectory from empire-building to international diaspora.
Susan Martin, Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University;
Philip Martin, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis; and Patrick Weil, Senior Research Fellow of the
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), assess the ways by which immigration destination countries can work more effectively with source and transit countries to manage migration and reduce emigration pressures.
This month you'll also find:
Brian Ray, policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, discusses the meaning and challenges of integration efforts in dynamic and culturally diverse socio-political contexts.
Reports from our foreign correspondents: Christine Inglis on Malaysia's tough new
laws to thwart unauthorized migration, and Veysal Oeszan on the complications of Islamic education in Germany.
Don't forget to visit our Global Data Center this month to view our growing country-specific database.
The November issue is already under way with Charles Keely on high-skilled migration, Frank Lascko on trafficking, and
Sharon Stanton Russell on refugee crises and solutions. The Global Data Center will feature Canada.
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