ERIC Number: ED351434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the United States: March 1991 and 1990.
Bennett, Claudette E.
Current Population Reports, Series P20-459
This report presents Current Population Survey data on the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the United States. This is the first CPS report on this population. The Bureau of the Census collected data for this report using the March 1991 and 1990 supplements to the CPS. Although 2 years of data are presented, the text portion of the report is based on data from the March 1991 supplement. An introduction notes that the Asian American and Pacific Islander population is not homogeneous and that an analysis of the population as one aggregate group masks the diversity that is present in fact. The initial sections of the report examine population growth, social characteristics, and economic characteristics, with detailed explanations of two tables and eight figures. The bulk of the document offers 17 detailed tables. The following are selected highlights of the findings: (1) the median age of this population was 30.4 years in March 1991; (2) among those 25 years old and over in 1991, the percentage of Asian American and Pacific Islander persons with 4 years of high school or more was 82 percent; (3) the median income in 1990 of Asian American and Pacific Islander families exceeded that for White families; and (4) the per capita income of the Asian American and Pacific Islander population was lower than that for Whites. Appendixes contain definitions and explanations, information on the source and accuracy of estimates, and facsimiles of the March 1991 CPS Questionnaires. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Census Figures, Demography, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Family Income, National Surveys, Pacific Americans, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Poverty, Social Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Whites
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.