ERIC Number: ED262118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Asia-Pacific Immigration to the United States. A Conference Report (Honolulu, Hawaii, September 20-25, 1984).
Fawcett, James T.; And Others
This conference report provides the main findings of a meeting whose goal was to produce a state-of-the-art analysis of Asia-Pacific immigration. Five additional, more specific goals of the conference were: (1) To examine the Asia-Pacific situation in relation to global and historical immigration patterns; (2) To analyze immigration in the context of other international linkages to obtain insight into its causes and implications; (3) To call attention to the impact of emigration upon the sending countries; (4) To address the question of what Asia-Pacific immigration portends for the region; and (5) To facilitate policy analysis through building a better data base and stimulating analyses of the role of international migration in the Pacific Basin. The first section is a description of highlights and conclusions regarding demographic information about the various Asia-Pacific immigrant groups in the United States, societal factors influencing immigration, and the impact of immigration on the countries of the immigrants' origin. This section is followed by abstracts of the numerous conference papers and panel discussions, each approximately 700 words long. Next is a summary of research and policy issues addressed by three working groups that met during the conference, on gains and losses to the sending country, gains and losses to immigrants and the receiving country, and the implementation and effectiveness of U.S. immigration policy. There is a selective bibliography on Asia-Pacific immigration to the United States, a summary of emigration policies in selected Asian countries, the conference agenda, and a list of conference participants. (CG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Brain Drain, Demography, Immigrants, Migration, Pacific Americans
East-West Center, East-West Institute, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI.