ERIC Number: ED413371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific Americans in Boston. Community Profiles in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
The Community Profiles Project uses data from the 1990 U.S. Census to describe some of the population characteristics of Asian Pacific Americans in selected Massachusetts cities and towns. The profiles include basic statistics relating to income, employment, education, and housing. This information can assist policy makers and practitioners in developing programs and policies affecting Asian Pacific Americans that are appropriate, sensitive, and effective. This profile focuses on Boston. The 1980s saw the number of Asian Pacific Americans in Boston double, until the 30,457 Asian Pacific Americans recorded as living in Boston accounted for about 5% of the city's residents. Household incomes of Asian Pacific Americans in Boston reflected wide disparities, but the per capita income of Asian Pacific Americans in Boston was less than half that of Whites. There were dramatic differences in the English language proficiency of older and younger Asian Pacific Americans in Boston. Nearly 50% of all Asian Pacific Americans in Boston were enrolled in school. This was the highest percentage of school enrollment of any racial and ethnic group. The proportion enrolled in college was particularly high, at 26.4%. The educational attainment of Asian Pacific Americans over age 25 differed from that of the total population in that a considerably higher percentage of Asian Pacific Americans had less than a ninth-grade education. However, a slightly higher percentage of Asian Pacific Americans had secured graduate or professional degrees compared with the total population. (Contains nine figures and eight tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)