ERIC Number: ED267151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Hmong Resettlement Study. Volume I: Final Report.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.; Lao Family Community, Inc., Santa Ana, CA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
This volume is the final report of a national project which examined the resettlement of Laotian Hmong refugees in the United States. The study methodology included a review of literature about the Hmong; in-depth case studies of seven Hmong resettlements across the nation; discussions with informants in over 40 other Hmong communities; and interviews with national Hmong leaders and spokespeople. The report is divided into four major sections. The first presents an overview of the Hmong, including their traditional lifestyle and economy, the impact of the 1954-75 wars, experiences in Thai refugee camps after 1975, and resettlement in other countries. Section II examines the settlement patterns of Hmong in the United States, and discusses factors influencing where Hmong were initially placed and why many have continued to migrate within the country. Section III focuses on how the ongoing Hmong resettlement appears to be faring and identifies some problems and solutions (including economic adjustment, English acquisition, education of children, and groups with special needs). Finally, section IV presents a summary and recommendations. Four appendices include: brief case study site descriptions; community informants' estimates of Hmong community characteristics; estimated statistics on Hmong population and public assistance rates in the United States; and a transcript of a group meeting with Hmong high school students. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.; Lao Family Community, Inc., Santa Ana, CA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Laos; United States