Foreign-born emigration: A new approach and estimates based on matched CPS files

  title={Foreign-born emigration: A new approach and estimates based on matched CPS files},
  author={Jennifer Van Hook and Weiwei Zhang and Frank D. Bean and Jeffrey S. Passel},
The utility of postcensal population estimates depends on the adequate measurement of four major components of demographic change: fertility, mortality, immigration, and emigration. Of the four components, emigration, especially of the foreign-born, has proved the most difficult to gauge. Without “direct” methods (i.e., methods identifying who emigrates and when), demographers have relied on indirect approaches, such as residual methods. Residual estimates, however, are sensitive to… CONTINUE READING

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