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Frederick T. L. Leong, Ruth K. Chao & Erin E. Hardin

In: Adolescent Diversity in Ethnic, Economic, and Cultural Contexts

Chapter 7: Asian American Adolescents: A Research Review to Dispel the Model Minority Myth

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Asian American Adolescents: A Research Review to Dispel the Model Minority Myth
Asian american adolescents: A research review to dispel the model minority myth
Frederick T. L.Leong
Ruth K.Chao
Erin E.Hardin

Between 1980 and 1990, Asian Americans, including Pacific Islanders, were the fastest-growing ethnic minority group in the United States, growing at a rate of 95%, nearly double that of Hispanic Americans, the next fastest-growing group, more than triple that of Native American, Eskimo, and Aleuts, and more than seven times the growth rate of African Americans. According to a projection by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the number of Asian Americans will grow from 7 million to more than 40 million by the year 2050 (Gall & Gall, 1993). In addition, there is a larger proportion of adolescents ...

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