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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Demographics

Asian Pacific American Legal Center. (2005). The Diverse Face of Asians and Pacific Islanders in California: Asian & Pacific Islander Demographic Profile.

This report is a fourth in a series of demographic reports on Asians and Pacific Islanders in the state of California. The report uses disaggregated Census 2000 data to provide information on 20 API ethnic groups, including indicators on socioeconomic status, education, housing, language, and immigration.

This report in particular focuses on 3 regions of California: Southern California, the Central Valley and the Bay area. The California report is produced by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, in conjunction with the Asian Law Caucus and the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium.

Available at demographics.apalc.org/.

Dela Cruz, M., & Patraporn, R. V. (2004). Socioeconomic Status of Asians in Los Angeles County: A Closer Examination of Chinese, South Asian, and Thai Populations.

This report provides data and analysis about homeownership status of various Asian ethnic groups. It includes information about housing within specific neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. The research findings reveal critical information that can assist community, housing and policy advocates in identifying issues and concerns that can improve programs to serve the Asian American community well and effectively.

This study was conducted as a collaboration between the Asian American Studies Center (www.sscnet.ucla.edu/aasc) and the Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies Center (lewis.sppsr.ucla.edu) at the University of California, Los Angeles. To request copies of the publication, please see their websites for inquiry.

Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Lai, E., & Arguelles, D., eds. (2003). The New Face of Asian Pacific America: Numbers, Diversity & Change in the 21st Century.

This publication is the most comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of demographic and cultural changes of Asian Pacific America and includes the latest census information. Through informative essays and over 100 photos, charts, and graphics, this book provides the first analysis of census socioeconomic data on the Asian Pacific American population and the first demographic analysis of the fast-growing mixed race/ethnicity population in the Asian Pacific American community.

Purchase available online at www.asianweek.com/census/census_home.html. Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). (2008). The State of Asian America: Trajectory of Civic and Political EngagementNEW!

LEAP's report seeks to provide community activists, policymakers and researchers with a road map for Asian American civic engagement in two crucial ways: first, help readers understand what the future might hold for Asian American civic engagement; and second, stimulate and focus discussion on possible ways to intervene to take advantage of potential opportunities and to meet new challenges.

Available at www.leap.org/inform_ppi_downloads.html.

Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC). (2004). Not the "Model Minority": 2000 Census Reveals Achievement Gaps, and Signs of Hope for Americans from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.

According to the 2000 Census, Americans from some Asian backgrounds - for example, people from Cambodia and Laos - are significantly less likely than most other Americans to hold college degrees, more likely to have had no formal education, and more likely to live in poverty. However, the communities are quickly progressing in these and other areas. SEARAC, a national organization for Americans from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, has just released statistics from the 2000 Census and other sources detailing its community's profile. The report is accessible on the internet at www.searac.org/new.html.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). (2003). Southeast Asian American Elders in California: Demographics and Service Priorities Revealed by the 2000 Census and a Survey of Mutual Assistance Association (MAAs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).

Through an analysis of 2000 Census results and the findings from a survey of Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in California, this report provides a baseline for further study as well as guidance for policymakers and grant makers who work with Southeast Asian American elders.

Available at www.searac.org/sea-eldersrpt-fin.pdf.