Duration of Residence Measurement

Ilana Redstone Akresh, Douglas S. Massey

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Duration of residence refers to the variable used in empirical research that captures the time a foreign-born individual has been in the USA. This time could be accumulated in one continuous stretch (e.g., an individual who left his or her home country, came to the USA, and remained in the USA), or it could be accumulated across multiple trips to the USA. While this variable is relevant in both qualitative and quantitative research on the foreign born, it is relied upon heavily in quantitative studies as a proxy for an individual’s exposure to the USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSelected Topics in Migration Studies
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783031196317
ISBN (Print)9783031196300
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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