ERIC Number: ED467357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States and California: A Series of Community Voices Publications.
This report presents data on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs), focusing on California. It discusses: who APIAs are; nativity and citizenship; residence (nearly all APIAs reside in metropolitan areas, particularly California); educational attainment (because of the model minority myth about Asians, APIA children are deprived of bilingual classes and bicultural counselors); language ability (APIAs have no common language); economic status (the combination of relatively high median income and high poverty reflects the great economic diversity of APIAs); APIA politics (political empowerment is a significant challenge); health (as a group, Asians are healthier than others, but they face disparate health risks); access to health care (many APIAs are uninsured); children's health coverage; cultural and linguistic competency standards for the Healthy Families Program; barriers to care (cost, insurance, and linguistic and cultural differences); health service utilization (APIAs underutilize mental health, preventive, and prenatal services); traditional medicine; health professions and health providers; public benefits (immigrants are considerably less likely than natives to receive welfare); pressing health and social issues; culturally competent health and social services; and race relations. (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Asian Americans, Child Health, Citizenship, Cultural Differences, Educational Attainment, Immigrants, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Pacific Americans, Political Issues, Population Trends, Poverty, Residential Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Welfare Services
For full text: http://www.communityvoices.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Alternatives, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California