ERIC Number: ED106419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Review and Analysis of Problems of Recent Immigrants in Hawaii.
David, Kenneth; King, William
This paper reviews the problems that recent immigrants to Hawaii encounter. Available data about recent immigrants are quite limited in scope because the information (a) fails to focus specifically on recent immigrants; (b) fails to include appropriate samples, and (c) contains many methodological biases. Since the passage of the present Immigration Act in 1965, the number of immigrants to Hawaii has increased to 6,055 in 1971 with Filipinos accounting for 61.2 percent of the 1971 total. The problem areas of recent immigrants that are discussed in the paper consist of education and language, employment, housing, health, and intercultural problems. The major findings for each of the problem areas follow: (1) many Samoan immigrants have less than a high school education; (2) for Filipino immigrants, there is a problem of under-employment for professionals and perhaps a problem associated with a change of occupation for many others; (3) residency and U.S. citizenship requirements have severely limited employment opportunities; (4) housing is the problem most frequently mentioned to be an immediate concern by Filipino and Samoan immigrants; (5) recent immigrants from the Philippines account for a disproportionately high number of newly reported cases of active tuberculosis; and, (6) various intercultural problems are encountered. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Honolulu City and County Office of Human Resources, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii