Financial Responsibility for the Family: The Case of Southeast Asian Refugees in Canada

  title={Financial Responsibility for the Family: The Case of Southeast Asian Refugees in Canada},
  author={P. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of Family and Economic Issues},
  • P. Johnson
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Although respondents (n = 647) came from collectivist societies (Vietnam and Laos) where they were expected to provide for the family, they have been living in a setting (Canada) where individualism is emphasized and public sources of assistance are available. The effect of this transition on their beliefs and behaviors regarding financial responsibility for family was assessed. With the exception of new situations (government assistance for the elderly or poor, and money sent to relatives in… Expand
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