Reports and Working Papers

Immigrant Workforce Contributions report

The Contributions of Immigrants and Their Children to the American Workforce and Jobs of the Future

by Dowell Myers, Stephen Levy and John Pitkin, June 2013
sponsored by the Center for American Progress
  > Report (pdf)

Immigrant Contributions to Housing Demand report

Immigrant Contributions to Housing Demand

by Dowell Myers and John Pitkin, March 2013
sponsored by the Research Institute for Housing America
  > Report (pdf)

California's Diminishing Children report

California's Diminishing Resource: Children

by Dowell Myers, January 2013
sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health   > Report (pdf)

How Do the 50 States Rank on Child Loss?

How Do the 50 States Rank on Child Loss?

by Dowell Myers, January 2013
sponsored by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health   > Excel Tables (xlsx)

CA Boom article

California Futures:
New Narratives for a Changing Society

by Dowell Myers, July 2012
  > Boom: A Journal of California (pdf)

Sacramento Bee op-ed

Is Prop 13 Behind the Times?

by Dowell Myers, July 15, 2012
  > Sacramento Bee op-ed

California Senior Ratio

California's Demographic Challenge

by Dowell Myers, July 22, 2012
  > Los Angeles Times op-ed

California Roller Coaster

California Roller Coaster:
Income and Housing in Boom and Bust, 1990-2010

by Dowell Myers, Ray Calnan, Anna Jacobsen, and Josh Wheeler
July 2012, sponsored by the Haynes Foundation   > Report (pdf)

Planning Los Angeles

The Evolving Diversity of Los Angeles

by Dowell Myers, Anna Jacobsen, Joshua Wheeler, and Sarah Mawhorter, chapter in David Sloane, ed., Planning Los Angeles, APA Planners Press, 2012  > APA Press Website

Community Profile for Los Angeles County in 2010

by Dowell Myers, Linda Lou, Edward Flores, Hyojung Lee, Anthony Guardado, and Stephanie Young, June 2012

 > First 5 LA Summary
 > First 5 LA Report (pdf)

Racially Balanced Cities in Southern California, 1990 to 2010

by Linda Lou, Hyojung Lee, Anthony Guardado, and Dowell Myers, March 2012

 > Report (pdf)
New York Times op-ed

The Next Immigration Challenge

by Dowell Myers, January 11, 2012
  > New York Times op-ed

Assimilation Tomorrow

Assimilation Tomorrow
How America's Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

by Dowell Myers and John Pitkin, November 2011
 > Center for American Progress Report

Sacramento Bee op-ed

Housing Market Links Older Whites, Young Latinos

by Dowell Myers, July 31, 2011
 > Sacramento Bee op-ed (pdf)

California Homeownership

Attrition of Homeownership in California in the 2000s: Now Seeking Generational Replacements

by Dowell Myers, July 2011, sponsored by the Haynes Foundation
 > Report (pdf)

Census Brief: The Changing Household and Family

by Edward Flores and Dowell Myers, May 2011

 > Brief (pdf)

Census Brief: Aging in California and Los Angeles County

by Linda Lou and Dowell Myers, May 2011

 > Brief (pdf)

Census Brief Appendices

Appendix A-1. Age Composition of Southern California Cities, 2000 to 2010

Appendix A-2. Household Types of Southern California Cities, 2000 to 2010

 > Appendices (pdf)

Projections of the Population of California by Nativity and Year of Entry to the U.S., in Addition to Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin

by John Pitkin and Dowell Myers, April 2011

Paper prepared for presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America

 > Paper (pdf)
Immigrant Advancement

Technical Study: A Summary Period Measure of Immigrant Advancement in the U.S.

by John Pitkin and Dowell Myers, February 2011
 > Demographic Research Article

The 2010 Census Benchmark for California's Growing and Changing Population

by John Pitkin and Dowell Myers, February 2011

 > 2010 Census Year California Profile (pdf)

A Predictive Estimate of the 2010 Census Count for California

by John Pitkin and Dowell Myers, December 2010

 > 2010 Census Year California Profile (pdf)
New Maturity of LA

Immigrants and the New Maturity of Los Angeles

by Dowell Myers, Janna Goldberg, Sarah Mawhorter, and Seong Hee Min, 2010, in State of the City, Ali Modarres, ed., Pat Brown Institute  > State of the City chapter (pdf)

Assimilation Today

Assimilation Today

by Dowell Myers and John Pitkin, September 2010
 > Center for American Progress Report

The New Place of Birth Profile of Los Angeles and California Residents in 2010

by Dowell Myers and John Pitkin, March 2010

with Sarah Mawhorter, Janna Goldberg, and Seong Hee Min

sponsored by the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation

 > Report (pdf)

Benefits for California and Its Growing Number of Seniors of Expanded Access to Higher Education

by Dowell Myers, February 2, 2010

written testimony before the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education

California State Legislature

 > Written Testimony (pdf)

The Demographics of Proposition 13:
Large Disparities Between the Generations and the Unsustainable Effects of House Prices

by Dowell Myers, September 2009

 > Report (pdf)

The New Homegrown Majority in California: Recognizing the New Reality of Growing Commitment to the Golden State

by Dowell Myers, John Pitkin and Ricardo Ramirez, April 2009

with Josie Noah, Seong Hee Min, Felicity Chan and Bryce Lowery

sponsored by the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation

 > Report (pdf)

Immigrants' Contributions in an Aging America

by Dowell Myers, July 2008

 > Communities and Banking, 19(3) Article (pdf)

Written Testimony of Dowell Myers

by Dowell Myers, March 2007

testimony given before the House Committee on the Judiciary

subcommittee on immigration at Ellis Island

California and the Third Great Demographic Transition: Immigrant Incorporation, Ethnic Change, and Population Aging, 1970-2030

by Dowell Myers, 2007

in America's Americans: Population Issues in U.S. Society and Politics

Philip Davies and Iwan Morgan, eds.

London, England: Institute for the Study of the Americas

Avoiding Failure to Launch:
A Grown Children Benchmark for Projecting Future Housing Needs

by Dowell Myers and Sung Ho Ryu, April 2006

Fannie Mae Foundation Special Report, Washington, D. C.

California Homeowners Growing Stake in Infrastructure and the Future

by Dowell Myers, John Pitkin, and Julie Park, April 2006

 > Keston Institute for Infrastructure Research Paper (pdf)

California Demographic Futures: Projections to 2030, by Immigrant Generations, Nativity, and Time of Arrival in U.S.

by Dowell Myers, John Pitkin and Julie Park, 2005

 > Report (pdf)

Dynamics of Immigrant Settlement in Los Angeles:
Upward Mobility, Arrival, and Exodus

by Dowell Myers, Julie Park, and Sung Ho Ryu, 2005

 > Working Paper No. PDRG05-05 (pdf)

Upward Mobility by Los Angeles Immigrants:
Was Progress Accelerated in the 1990s Relative to the 1980s?

by Dowell Myers, Julie Park, and Sung Ho Ryu, 2005

Working Paper No. PDRG05-04

Accuracy of Data Collected by the Census Question on Immigrants' Year of Arrival

by Dowell Myers, 2004

Working Paper No. PDRG04-01.

California's Immigrants Turn the Corner

by Dowell Myers, John Pitkin and Julie Park, 2004

 > USC Urban Initiative Policy Brief (pdf)

The Great Housing Collapse in California

by Dowell Myers and Julie Park, May 2002

Fannie Mae Foundation Special Report, Washington, D. C.

Overlap: A User Guide to Race and Hispanic Origin in Census 2000

by Dowell Myers and Angela James, 2002

 > Race Contours Project Working Paper (pdf)

Racially Balanced Cities in Southern California, 1980-2000

by Dowell Myers and Julie Park, May 2001

 > Working Paper No. 2001-05 (pdf)

Multiracial Patterns in the United States By State

by Noel Hacegaba and Dowell Myers, April 2001

 > Working Paper No. 2001-02 (pdf)

Multiracial Patterns in California by County

by Julie Park, Dowell Myers, and Liang Wei, April 2001

 > Working Paper No. 2001-03 (pdf)

The Racial Resegregation of Los Angeles County, 1940-2000

by Philip J. Ethington, William H. Frey, and Dowell Myers, May 2001

 > Working Paper No. 2001-04 (pdf)

Advances in Homeownership Across the States and Generations:
Continued Gains for the Elderly and Stagnation Among the Young

by Dowell Myers, 2001

Fannie Mae Foundation Census Note 08

Demographic Futures for California

by Dowell Myers and John Pitkin, 2001

 > Report (pdf)

Immigration: Fundamental Force in the American City

by Dowell Myers, Winter 1999

Housing Facts and Findings, Fannie Mae Foundation

Upward Mobility in Space and Time: Lessons from Immigration

by Dowell Myers, 1999

in America's Demographic Tapestry

James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca, eds.

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press

Changes Over Time in Transportation Mode for Journey to Work: Effects of Aging and Immigration

by Dowell Myers, 1997

in Decennial Census Data for Transportation Planning, Volume 2: Case Studies

Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press