POSTPONED: Maryland's Foreign-Born Workers and their Families

POSTPONED: Maryland's Foreign-Born Workers and their Families

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

This program has been postponed due to speaker unavailability. We will reschedule for early 2012. We apologize for any inconvenience.

During the last decade, foreign-born workers accounted for nearly all of Maryland's labor force growth (96 percent)-among the highest in the country. And -- debates about immigration policy aside -- immigrants are an increasingly important part of Maryland's economic output and tax base1.  A quarter million children with foreign-born parents live in Maryland. Since 1990, children of immigrants have accounted for most of the increase in our state's child population.

Please join us for a program featuring Karina Fortuny, Research Associate at the Urban Institute's Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, who will provide summary demographic and socioeconomic information about two generations of Maryland's immigrant population. We'll end with a discussion about implications and topics for further exploration

Hosted by Maryland Philanthropy Network's Workforce Development Affinity Group and Diversity and Inclusiveness Task Force.  This program was originally scheduled for July 6, 2011.

1. Source: The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland

2. Source: The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland: A Look at Children of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland