Poverty among Asian Americans in the 21St Century

  title={Poverty among Asian Americans in the 21St Century},
  author={I. Takei and A. Sakamoto},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={251 - 276}
  • I. Takei, A. Sakamoto
  • Published 2011
  • Geography
  • Sociological Perspectives
  • Using the American Community Survey from 2005 to 2007, this study investigates absolute and relative poverty among Asian-Americans. The results indicate that both absolute and relative poverty are slightly higher among Asians than among whites overall as well as by nativity status (i.e., foreign born vs. native born). More detailed analysis suggests, however, that these racial differences appear to be largely associated with factors relating to immigration. Poverty is much higher among recent… CONTINUE READING
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