ERIC Number: ED115723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Orientals in the American Labor Market. Minorities in the Labor Market, Volume 2.
Wilber, George L.; And Others
This study describes and evaluates the participation and status achievements of Orientals in the labor market, with particular attention to factors affecting such participation and whether differences in participation of Orientals and whites reflect discrimination. Inequalities and discrimination within the labor market are examined in terms of four major areas: labor force participation, occupational achievement, occupational mobility, and earnings from wages and salaries. It is concluded that, on the basis of their accomplishments in the labor market, Orientals are no longer a disadvantaged minority; they often equal or surpass the levels of socioeconomic status attained by whites. However, it is pointed out that problems of language and cultural differences still do exist, and there are still vestiges of the anti-Oriental movement. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Status, Filipino Americans, Income, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Occupational Mobility, Social Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Social Welfare Research Inst.
Note: Pages 183-188 (Appendix B) will be marginally legible