Immigrant Integration in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods

Improving Economic Prospects and Strengthening Connections for Vulnerable Families

Posted August 14, 2007
By Urban Institute, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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.