Facts, info, and stats on teen violence and violent teens
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Immigrants’ use of welfare after welfare reform: Cross-group comparison.
Lim, Y. & Resko, S. M. (2002). Journal of Poverty, 6(4), 63-82.
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWOR) of 1996 represented a significant shift in U.S. public policy, rendering immigrants ineligible for most federal means-tested programs. The authors used the 1999 Current Population Survey (CPS) data set to provide the cross-sectional description of immigrants’ use of public transfer programs, particularly focusing on Asian American immigrants. Little is currently known about the economic well-being of Asian immigrants and their program participation in the wake of recent welfare reform. This research contributes to the knowledge of Asian immigrants’ reliance on public assistance and their sociodemographic characteristics in comparison with other racial/ethnic groups. (This is one of five articles in this special issue on inequality among Asian Americans.)
teen violence - School Shootings
Introduction: Pressing issues of inequality among Asian American communities.
Kilty, K. M., Segal, E. A. & Kim, R. Y. (2002). Journal of Poverty (entire-issue), 6(4), 1-3.
Race and ethnicity figure prominently in analyses of poverty and inequality in this country. The extent of poverty, whether for individuals, families, or children, has been well-documented for Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos. The profound impact of discrimination and limitations on opportunities for these groups has also received considerable attention. Yet there is one exception to this examination of poverty and inequality: Asian Americans. To a large extent, that is due to the belief that Asian Americans represent the “model minority” in American society, and that they illustrate how well the American Dream really works for those who are willing to apply themselves. In contrast to other racial and ethnic groups, Asian Americans represent a group that has worked hard to achieve success in this society. They go to school and earn degrees that allow them to enter well paying professional occupations or start their own businesses and put in the long hours necessary to ensure success. (This special issue contains five articles that examine aspects of poverty and inequality for Asian Americans in this society.)