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Asian Americans and Gender

Far from being monolithic, the Asian American group consists of individuals who differ from one another based on the nation of origin, reasons for migration, generational status, acculturation strategies, religious background, and social class and educational backgrounds. At the beginning of the 21st century, the five largest groups of Asian Americans trace their ancestry back to (1) China, (2) the Philippines, (3) India, (4) Vietnam, or (5) Korea. Making up more than 5% of the general population in the United States, Asian Americans, many of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants, grew at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States between 2000 and 2010. With current rates of growth and an estimated population of more than 9 million ...

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