Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population. While historical information is provided for each group, the main focus is on the variables and issues that impact Asian American life today. The scholars who author the chapters look at topics such as labor force participation and economic status, educational achievements, intermarriage, intergroup relations, and settlement patterns. Photo essays help to enhance the presentations.

Filipino Americans

Filipino Americans
Carl L.Bankston, III

Filipino Americans make up the second largest Asian group in the United States, after Chinese Americans (see chapter 12). According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 1, 864, 120 Filipino Americans and an estimated 2, 385, 216 people with at least some Filipino ancestry (U.S. Bureau of the ...

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