The NIS Project:
The New Immigrant Survey (NIS) is a multi-cohort prospective-retrospective
panel study of new legal immigrants to the United States. The first
full cohort (NIS-2003-1) sampled immigrants in the period May-November
2003. The baseline survey was conducted from June 2003 to June 2004. A survey pilot project (NIS-P) was carried out in 1996 to inform
the fielding and design of the full NIS. The follow-up interview (NIS-2003-2) was conducted from June 2007 to December 2009.
NIS is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)/ National
Institute on Aging (NIA)/Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
(OBSSR) under grant HD33843, the National Science
Foundation (NSF) under grants SRS-9907421 and SES-0096867, the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization Service (now the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services). Additional support was provided by the Office of
the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)and the
Pew Charitable Trusts. This collaborative research project
spans four institutional settings - RAND, Princeton University, New
York University, and Yale University.
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