The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge, ran a democratic, transparent, consensual exercise involving 45 participants from government, non-governmental organisations, academia and research to identify 100 important research questions that, if answered, would help to reduce or prevent poverty.
Read the free journal articles for September:
Click here to download the article “100 Questions: identifying research priorities for poverty prevention and reduction”, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice. HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299
MPI Issues Handy Compilation of Sought-After Data on Immigrants in the U.S.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its annual compilation of statistics on immigrants in the United States, offering some of the most sought-after data on current and historical immigration trends, as well as the current size of the foreign-born population, employment rates, geographic concentrations and more. The U.S. immigrant population of 40.4 million in 2011 is the world’s largest immigrant population.
The data article in the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal, provides data to answer the following questions and more:
- How many immigrants are in the United States today?
- What are the historical numbers and shares of immigrants in the United States?
- How many unauthorized immigrants are here? Where are they from?
- What percentage of the immigrant population is college educated?
- How many immigrants work in the labor force?
- What kinds of jobs do they have?
- What is the unemployment rate among immigrants?
- Which states and counties have the largest and fastest-growing foreign-born populations?
- Which states have the highest/lowest percentages of Mexican-born immigrants?
- How many of the foreign born came as refugees and asylees?
The Spotlight draws on data from MPI, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and decennial Census, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.
The complete article can be found online at: http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=7TwGVL8a5aoscMZQ%2BMRJG9lxoRE07hzO
MPI’s Data Hub offers significant current and historical demographic, educational, workforce, linguistic, and income and poverty data on immigrants nationally and by state. To access the data by state, visit: www.migrationinformation.org/DataHub/acscensus.cfm.
[Source: Migration Information Source]
Each month Policy Press offers a free topical article available from each of their four journals. The articles free for the month of August are:
1. Welcome relief or indecent subsidy? The implications of wage top-up scheme - Policy & Politics (July 2012)
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2. What do we know and how well do we know it? Identifying practice-based insights in education - Evidence & Policy (May 2012)
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3. Beyond CV building: the communal benefits of student volunteering - Voluntary Sector Review (July 2012)
4. What is commitment? Women’s accounts of intimate attachment - Families, Relationships & Societies (June 2012)
5. Serving the public or delivering public services? Religion and social welfare in the new British social policy landscape - Journal of Poverty & Social Justice (February 2012)
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After the Olympics frenzy, will London’s East End return to its former poverty? - Poverty and Inequality (August 3, 2012)
[Source: The Policy Press]
The World Bank has a number of marvelous country profile websites, and their site dedicated to China is top-notch. It’s not just a simple demographic overview of this dynamic country; it is a series of meditations on the state of their economy, political culture, urban development, and other affairs.
First-time users will want to look at the “Country-At-A-Glance” section at the top of the homepage to get a thumbnail sketch of the country’s current state of affairs. Over on the left-hand side of the page, visitors can look over the “Projects & Programs” area, which talks about the Bank’s activities in the country, which include energy efficiency projects and sustainable biodiversity conservation works. Moving on, the “What’s New” area features opinion pieces from World Bank officials, press releases, and information about lending policies. Users are also invited to sign up for their RSS feed and email updates here.
Please click here to access.