Panel Paper: Spotlight: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in Poverty

Saturday, November 9, 2013 : 2:25 PM
Georgetown II (Washington Marriott)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Kevin Sanada, The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
With the recent attention to Asians in America as a relatively economically successful population (e.g., the recently released The Rise of Asian Americans, Pew Research Center, 2012), it is easy to overlook the nearly 2.0 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs collectively — AAs for the subcategory of Asian Americans and NHOPIs for the subcategory of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders) who live in poverty. This report is a demographic overview of the AAPIs living in poverty and is an attempt to focus attention on people in need and to broaden the conversation about what it means to be AAPI in America. This report provides both an analysis of the nature of AAPI Poverty as well as a metropolitan analysis of concentrations of AAPI poverty in specific geographic regions.

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