(Dec 7) The 120th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

(Dec 7) The 120th TAOYAKA Program Seminar

The 120th TAOYAKA Program Seminar will be held. 
Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

■ Date: December 7th, Thursday  2017
■ Time: 16:20 – 17:50
■ Venue: Large Conference Room, 1F  Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University
■ Title: Immigrants’ Residential and Occupational Mobility in the U.S. and Local Policies
■ Speaker: Dr. Cathy Yang Liu, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University; Managing Editor, Journal of Urban Affairs
■ Moderator: Junyi ZHANG (Professor, IDEC)
■ Language: English 


The immigrant population is an important force shaping American cities in numerous ways. In designing viable policy and planning responses to incorporate immigrants at the local level, we need to understand their residential mobility patterns in the housing market and occupational mobility patterns in the labor market, both of which are pathways to economic mobility. This presentation synthesizes my two recent research projects which examine 1) immigrants changing residential location choices over time both within and across metropolitan areas and 2) the evaluation of the top employment niches that immigrants concentrate in from 1990 to 2010 using U.S. Census data. In addition, I will discuss a new local policy trend called “welcoming city” as a recent policy innovation to engage the immigrant population in urban development.