Demography

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 71–84

Foreign-Born Emigration From The United States: 1960 To 1970

  • Robert Warren
  • Jennifer Marks Peck
Article

Abstract

This paper presents estimates of emigration of foreign-born persons by age and sex for 1960 to 1970, based on 1960 and 1970 census counts of the foreign-born population, adjusted life table survival rates, and annual statistics on alien immigration published by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The effects of nativity bias are discussed. It is estimated that approximately 1,140,000 foreign-born persons emigrated between 1960 and 1970, of which 663,000, or 58 percent, were women and 477,000 were men. Almost one-quarter of the foreign-born emigrants were women 25–44 years of age in 1970. About 175,000 foreign-born persons 65 years and over in 1970 emigrated during the decade. The most significant finding, that more than one million foreign-born persons left the United States between 1960 and 1970, has important implications for U.S. immigration policy and for net immigration data used to estimate the population of the United States.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Institute of International Education. 1966. Open Doors 1966. Report on International Exchange. New York.Google Scholar
  2. Institute of International Education. 1971. Open Doors 1971. Report on International Exchange. New York.Google Scholar
  3. Keely, C. B., and E. P. Kraly. 1978. Recent Net Alien Immigration to the United States: Its Impact on Population Growth and Native Fertility. Demography 15:267–283.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Passel, effrey S., and Jennifer M. Peck. 1979. Estimating Emigration from the United States—A Review of Data and Methods. Paper presented at the Population Association of America annual meetings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Google Scholar
  5. Robinson, J. Gregory. 1978. Results of the Application of Demographic Analysis in the Evaluation of the Accuracy of Reporting of Nativity in the 1970 Census. Unpublished memorandum. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Bureau of the Census.Google Scholar
  6. U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1960. Historical Statistics of the United States. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  7. —. 1964a. Census of Population: 1960, Vol. I, Characteristics of the Population, United States Summary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  8. —. 1964b. Census of Population: 1960. Subject Reports, Final Report PC(2)-5A, School Enrollment. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  9. —. 1973a. Census of Population: 1970. Vol. I, Characteristics of the Population, United States Summary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  10. —. 1973b. Census of Population: 1970. Subject Reports, Final Report PC(2)-IA, National Origin and Language. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  11. —. 1973c. Census of Population: 1970. Subject Reports, Final Report PC(2)-5A, School Enrollment. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  12. —. 1974a. Census of Population and Housing: 1970. Evaluation and Research Program PHC(E)9. Accuracy of Data for Selected Population Characteristics as Measured by Reinterview. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  13. —. 1974b. Current Population Reports, Series P-25, No. 519. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  14. U.S. Commission on Population Growth and the American Future. 1972. Final Report. Population and the American Future. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  15. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 1970. Annual Report. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  16. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 1966. Vol. II-Mortality, Part A. 1965. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.Google Scholar
  17. U.S. Social Security Administration. 1974. Research and Statistics Note no. 27–1974. Benefits Paid Abroad Under OASDI.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Population Association of America 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Warren
    • 1
  • Jennifer Marks Peck
    • 2
  1. 1.Immigration and Naturalization ServiceWashington, D.C.
  2. 2.Bureau of the CensusWashington, D.C.

Personalised recommendations