This past September, we had the opportunity to learn how these recently-released data arrived to ICPSR. Now it is time for an introduction to the data collection itself! Principal Investigator Sherrie Kossoudji will describe these data (Immigrants Admitted to the United States, Federal Fiscal Years 1972-2000), which include every single person admitted as an immigrant 1972-2000, and give insights into the types of analyses that might be undertaken. Could you be the first to publish using these data?
Dr. Sherrie A. Kossoudji is presently an associate professor in the School of Social Work and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Economics. Her principal research area is immigration. She has written numerous articles on the legal status of immigrant workers in the United States and the incentives to cross the border illegally. Much of her work attempts to discern the link between legal status in the United States and economic outcomes. She has written on wealth disparities for immigrants--in particular, on homeownership as assets for immigrants. Her latest immigration work focuses on new immigrant children to the United States, particularly adopted orphans from abroad, and on the economic incentives and consequences of citizenship for immigrants to the United States. Recently, she has examined markets for body parts around the world. In particular, markets for sperm and ova are useful to identify social constructions of desirability and the price associated with them. She has also written on numerous labor and wealth issues and gendered outcomes. Much of her work focuses on gendered differences in economic outcomes for those at the margins of society. Dr. Kossoudji speaks publicly around the world about immigration, citizenship, and life sciences and reproduction.
Did you miss the story of the curation of these data? Listen to it here on ICPSR's YouTube Channel: http://myumi.ch/9o4qW