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Unformatted text preview: A RE I MMIGRANTS L EAVING C ALIFORNIA ? S ETTLEMENT P ATTERNS OF I MMIGRANTS IN THE L ATE 1990 S 1 Jeffrey S. Passel and Wendy Zimmermann Urban Institute 2100 M St., N.W. Washington, DC 20037 202-261-5678; 202-261-5621 [email protected]; [email protected] 1 An earlier version of this paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America in March 2000 in Los Angeles, California. The authors wish to thank Laureen Laglagaron for her very able assistance in preparing the various data sets and tabulations used in preparing this analysis. This paper was prepared with partial support from the Ford Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. The views and opinions expressed are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the organizations providing financial support, the Urban Institute, its staff, officers or trustees. — i — A RE I MMIGRANTS L EAVING C ALIFORNIA ? S ETTLEMENT P ATTERNS OF I MMIGRANTS IN THE L ATE 1990 S Jeffrey S. Passel and Wendy Zimmermann T ABLE OF C ONTENTS I NTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................1 Policy Context.................................................................................................................2 C HANGING S ETTLEMENT P ATTERNS OF I MMIGRANTS .....................................................3 Growing concentration in a few states, especially California.........................................3 Increased dispersal and slower growth in California in the late 1990s...........................6 I NTERNATIONAL AND I NTERNAL M IGRATION ...................................................................9 Immigration flows to big states large but declining......................................................10 Foreign-born moving out of big immigrant states and into new growth states.............11 California’s natives also moving out.............................................................................12 W HO I S M OVING AND W HO I S S TAYING ? .......................................................................14 Mexicans more likely to move out of California ..........................................................14 Reasons for moving.......................................................................................................16 W ELFARE AND M OBILITY ................................................................................................18 More recent immigrants in new growth states ..............................................................20 C ONCLUSION .....................................................................................................................21 R EFERENCES .....................................................................................................................26 F IGURES AND T EXT T ABLES Figure 1. Immigration by Decade, 1821–1830 to 1991–2000 ...........................................4Immigration by Decade, 1821–1830 to 1991–2000 ....
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