ERIC Number: ED322253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Americans: A Status Report. Fact Sheet for the Chairman, Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This fact sheet presents information on the status of Asians in the United States. The following sections are included: (1) "Introduction," which includes Asian American population statistics, and the objectives, scope, and methodology of the study; (2) "Overall Income and Employment Status Comparable With U.S. Population, But Varies Widely Among Asian American Groups"; (3) "Overall Adult Educational Levels Same or Higher Than Total U.S. Adults, but Vary Widely Among Asian American Groups"; (4) "Health and Nutrition Appear to Compare Well With U.S. Population Overall, Except for Southeast Asian Refugees"; (5) "Welfare Participation Approximates Representation in U.S. Population"; (6) "Barriers Exist, but Do Not Prevent Welfare Participation"; and (7) "Programs Help New Arrivals Attain Economic Self-Sufficiency." The following information is appended: (1) chronology of U.S. laws and presidential actions affecting Asian immigration; (2) data limitations; (3) methodology; (4) Asian American and other community organizations contacted by The General Accounting Office; (5) statistics on education; (6) cancer deaths (1978-81); (7) cultural and religious barriers facing Southeast Asian refugees seeking medical treatment; and (8) major contributors to fact sheet. Twenty tables, 10 figures, and a map of Asia and the Pacific Islands are included. Thirty-eight references are listed. (JS)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Census Figures, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Employment Level, Federal Programs, Health, Income, Nutrition, Refugees, Socioeconomic Status, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.