Friday, December 10, 2010

KU study: Asian-American men getting jobbed on the job

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge Take eight percent off the top if you're Asian American.
  • Take eight percent off the top if you're Asian American.

KU sociology professor ChangHwan Kim co-authored a study published this month's American Sociological Review titled "Have Asian American Men Achieved Labor Market Parity with White Men?"

In case your copy has come in the mail yet, here's the Cliff's Notes: Mostly no.



Kim dug through the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates to analyze what Asian-American guys were pulling down compared to similarly qualified white counterparts. The results weren't positive for Asian-American men.

Kim and co-author Arthur Sakamoto found that Asian-American men who were born in the U.S. and speak English fluently earn a significant 8 percent less than white men.

For Asian-Americans who grew up in foreign countries and finished their

education overseas, paychecks are a whopping 29 percent lighter. And

white guys born and educated in America earn 14 percent more than Asian-

Americans who were born elsewhere but obtained their highest degree in

the U.S..

There was one oddity in the KU study. Asian-American men who were born

in other countries but came here as children actually have reached wage

parity white American men. In a press release announcing his findings,

Kim said that might come back to the old-timey-sounding "immigrant work

ethic."

"They see their parents struggle, and they understand that their

achievement in the United States is actually their parents achievement,

it's not their own goal, it's the goal for their whole family," he said in the release.

"They actually have a burden of success."

Tags: , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Most Popular Stories

Slideshows

All contents ©2014 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation