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Economic status of older Asians in the United States

TitleEconomic status of older Asians in the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSharpe, DL
JournalJournal of Family and Economic IssuesJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number1058-0476<br/>1573-3475
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2008-14664-001
Keywords*Aging, *Asians, *Minority Groups, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, *Socioeconomic Status, economic status, older Asians, United States, minority groups, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Social Structure & Organization [2910], us
AbstractData from the 5-percent Census 2000 Public Use Microdata were utilized to examine the economic status of six Asian-only groups in the United States aged 65 and older. Japanese Americans' economic status emulated that of older Whites; whereas, older Korean and Vietnamese economic status more closely resembled that of older Blacks. Regression results indicated that education, household size, and duration of immigration were significantly and positively related to household income for most of the Asian-only groups, supporting the theory that human capital, structural barriers, and acculturation all play a role in determination of household income for older Asian Americans. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).