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Socioeconomic status of Indochinese refugees in the United States: progress and problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7434136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Social Security Administration is responsible for administering assistance programs not only to needy citizens but also to lawfully admitted aliens who require such aid. It therefore is interested in the economic situation of all the Nation's inhabitants, including refugees. This article examines the status of one such group--the Indochinese refugees who came to this country following the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975. A series of sample surveys, commissioned by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, reveals that most members of the original group of 130,000 Indochinese had achieved a large measure of economic self-sufficiency by the end of 1978. In the fall of that year, however, a new wave of Indochinese refugees began emigrating to the United States. The latecomers--who now outnumber the original group--are generally poorer, less well educated, and less acclimated to urban living than were their predecessors. Such characteristics suggest higher future resettlement costs, which could well be exacerbated by the propensity of ethnic groups to cluster in a few areas.
R E Marsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social security bulletin     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0037-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Secur Bull     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-26     Completed Date:  1981-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  22030305R     Medline TA:  Soc Secur Bull     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Asian Americans*
Cambodia / ethnology
Employment / trends
Family Characteristics
Laos / ethnology
Middle Aged
Social Security*
Socioeconomic Factors
United States
Vietnam / ethnology

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