About Liz

Elizabeth Grieco is a Senior Scientist and Assistant to the Center Chief for the Center for Survey Measurement at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Previously, Dr. Grieco was chief of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign-Born Population Branch in the Population Division. She is the author of numerous publications on the characteristics of the foreign born, migration data, remittance behavior, the second generation, and race. These include The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2010 (E. Grieco and others); Race and Hispanic Origin of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2007; and Who in the United States Sends and Receives Remittances? (with P. de la Cruz, R. Cortes, and L. Larsen). She has also written an essay, “Origin Countries of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States” for the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, published by Wiley-Blackwell, and U.S. Data Sources on the Foreign Born and Immigration (with N. Rytina) in International Migration Review. Most recently, Dr. Grieco published a working paper with her colleagues at the U.S. Census Bureau entitled The Size, Place of Birth, and Geographic Distribution of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 1960 to 2010 and coauthored a brief entitled Noncitizens Under 35: 2010-2012 (with Y. Acosta and L. Larsen).

She has presented her work at numerous academic conferences and professional meetings and has given presentations on the size, distribution and characteristics of the foreign-born population to the White House Domestic Policy Council on Immigrant Integration, the Russell Sage Foundation’s Cultural Contact and Immigration Working Group, and the Consular Corps of Washington, D.C. Dr. Grieco was one of three keynote speakers at the PAA Briefing on Capitol Hill: Immigration and the Foreign-Born Workforce in the United States. She has also appeared several times on CSPAN’s Washington JournalAmerica by the Numbers” segment as an expert on the foreign-born population.

Dr. Grieco received her Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Florida State University, with a focus on international migration studies, her master’s in anthropology from the University of Kansas and her bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a graduate student at American University’s School of Communication, where she is completing her master’s in Interactive Journalism. She has written feature articles on U.S. migration policy, pet euthanasia, and Civil War reenactors, among others.

This information is provided for the purposes of identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Census Bureau or the Department of Commerce.


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