Economic Mobility of Immigrants in the United States

Date: July 25, 2007

1025 F Street NW, 9th Floor

Washington, DC 20004


What: A teleconference providing the latest data on economic mobility among immigrants in the U.S. Continuing high levels of immigration to the U.S. suggest the allure of the American Dream is alive and well. But is it actually working for today’s immigrants? How has it changed over time? Three leaders of the Economic Mobility Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, will review and discuss the most recent data. The project is a unique collaborative effort that is led by Pew staff and a Principals’ group of individuals from four leading policy institutions—The American Enterprise Institute, The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation and the Urban Institute. Economic mobility describes the ability of people to move up or down the economic ladder over a lifetime or within generations. The report was written by Ron Haskins, a principal of the Economic Mobility Project and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. It is one in a series of reports that the project will release in the next 18 months, including future new analyses on gender, race, wealth, education and other factors that illuminate the status of U.S. economic mobility. Who: John E. Morton, Managing Director of Economic Policy, The Pew Charitable Trusts Ron Haskins, Ph.D., Principal of The Economic Mobility Project and author of the immigration report. Senior Fellow and Co-Director, the Center on Children and Families, The Brookings Institution Stuart Butler, Ph.D., Principal of The Economic Mobility Project and Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation When: Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:00 a.m. EDT CALL-IN: Space is limited. To register and obtain call-in number, please contact Meigan Thompson 202-552-2127. About the project The Economic Mobility Project is a unique nonpartisan collaborative effort of The Pew Charitable Trusts that seeks to focus attention and debate on the question of economic mobility and the health of the American Dream. About Pew The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations and concerned citizens who share our commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.

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