How Are Immigrants Faring After Welfare Reform?. Appendix 1: How the Survey Was Conducted


The Los Angeles-New York City Immigrant Survey (LANYCIS) is a large survey that was designed to be representative of members of immigrant (that is, foreign-born) households in Los Angeles County and New York City. It was conducted from August 1999 to July 2000, with the bulk of interviews done between November 1999 and May 2000. This appendix provides brief documentation of the survey methodology. The survey was designed by staff of the Urban Institute and conducted by staff of the Survey Research Center, which is part of the Institute of Social Science Research at the University of California at Los Angeles. The survey was conducted in five languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Mandarin Chinese.

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