Immigrant Integration in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods

Improving Economic Prospects and Strengthening Connections for Vulnerable Families

By Urban Institute, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

August 14, 2007


This report concludes that immigrant groups can close economic gaps between them and native-born populations with reliable, trustable access to education, transportation, English language acquisition and citizenship. It is part of a series produced by the Urban Institute based on neighborhood-level surveys of residents living in the Foundation’s Making Connections initiative sites

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Key Takeaway

A lack of education could hold immigrants back economically

Studies show that human capital--usually measured by formal schooling--has a great influence on wages, job quality and other measures of economic advancement.

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