Projects on Iranian-Americans
This project aims at estimating the number of Iranian Americans through a novel approach. In this project, we aim at calculating a more reliable estimate of the number of Iranian-Americans, by conducting searches of Iranian family names on the database of the U.S. white pages. Comparing the frequency of a family name in the U.S. vs. that frequency in database of Iranian names with a known total population (e.g. entrance exam of universities in Iran online database), we can get an estimate of Iranian population in the U.S. Repeating this process for a large number of family names we can improve this index and come up with statistically reliable estimates.
Project Manager: Hazhir Rahmandad