ERIC Number: ED413375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Pacific Americans in Brookline. 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 Brookline, where the 4,512 Asian Pacific Americans were about 8% of the city's residents. Chinese accounted for over one half, and Japanese for one fourth of the Asian Pacific American population of Brookline. Among the Asian Pacific Americans, English language proficiency was highly correlated with age, with the proportion of younger Asian Pacific Americans proficient in English much higher than that of their elders. Household incomes of Asian Pacific Americans in Brookline reflected some wide disparities, but the per capita income of Asian Pacific Americans was considerably less than that of Whites, less than that of Blacks, and higher than that of Latinos. Nearly 80% of the Asian Pacific Americans in Brookline in poverty were in the 18 to 64 age group. Labor force participation rates of Asian Pacific American males and females were less than those for all groups and the total population. Slightly more than 40% of all Asian Pacific Americans in Brookline were enrolled in school, and a particularly large percentage were enrolled in college. Compared with other groups, however, a substantially larger percentage of Asian Pacific Americans over age 25 had less than a ninth-grade education, and a smaller percentage of the city's Asian Pacific Americans were high school graduates when compared with other groups. These findings reflect the diversity of the Asian Pacific American population of Brookline. (Contains nine figures and eight tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Foundation, MA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts