ERIC Number: ED135929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Quality of Life Among Asian Americans in Middle Size Cities: Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations.
Nandi, Proshanta; Johnson, Daniel M.
Systematic knowledge about the problems and needs of Asian Americans living in middle-size and smaller communities throughout the U.S. is nonexistent. This paper explores the issues involved in assessing the quality of life of Asian Americans in middle-size cities and small communities in the U.S. It highlights neglected considerations in the theory of assimilation and research methodology in this area. There is disagreement about the definitions and concepts used to understand Asian Americans as an ethnic minority. There is little reliable demographic data, other than the census, on Asian Americans. Also lacking is an adequate theoretical framework for understanding research on Asian Americans. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sangamon State Univ., Springfield, IL.
Note: A revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (71st, New York, 1976)