ERIC Number: ED371092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Vietnamese Amerasian Resettlement. Education, Employment, and Family Outcomes in the United States. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div.
This report assesses both the process and outcomes of resettling Vietnamese Amerasians in the United States, particularly in the areas of education, employment, housing, and health care. The report also examines the factors that have been helpful or harmful to the successful resettlement of Amerasians. Findings show that, despite many networks and social agencies designed to help Amerasians in their resettlement, they have not overcome the difficulties that many Amerasians have experienced in trying to adjust to life in America. Three significant problems exist: low educational level, few or no job skills, and lack of English language proficiency. The Amerasians in this study expected to make strides in each of these areas but have not come close to reaching their goals, at least in the relatively short time they have been in the United States. The Amerasians in the study also tended to live in crowded housing in poor neighborhoods, had difficulty accessing available health care, lacked adequate transportation, and tended to associate only with other Amerasians and Vietnamese. The report suggests that it is important for the U.S. government to monitor and assess Amerasians' situations after resettlement and indicates that Congress may want to encourage the Department of Health and Human Services to determine what strategies are effective in addressing the needs of Amerasians. Appendices provide study methodology and statistical data. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Demography, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Level, Health Needs, Housing, Immigrants, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Refugees, Social Services, Vietnamese People
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free, additional copies $2 each).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Program Evaluation and Methodology Div.