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Vietnamese Americans

Vietnamese Americans represent one of the more recent refugee/immigrant populations in the United States. An introduction to Vietnamese Americans requires some familiarity with their historical and cultural backgrounds, to serve as contextual information for understanding their life experiences in America. This section on Vietnamese Americans briefly covers the following topics: Vietnamese American population, Vietnamese immigration to the United States, Vietnamese adaptation to American society, Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese American families, and mental health issues among Vietnamese Americans. Needless to say, this section does not represent an exhaustive description of Vietnamese Americans. Additional information can be obtained from resources listed at the end of this discussion.

Vietnamese American Population

Vietnamese Americans currently represent the fourthlargest Asian American population in the United States. According to the 2000 Census, there are ...

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