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dc.contributor.advisorKim, ChangHwan
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yurong
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-21T18:59:03Z
dc.date.available2020-03-21T18:59:03Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-31
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:16515
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/30108
dc.description.abstractAsian Americans have long been portrayed as a “model minority” for their relatively high socioeconomic standings in contemporary America. However, this characterization oversimplifies the economic circumstances of Asian Americans, as they also show the highest within-group inequality among all racial and ethnic groups. Asian Americans’ high within-group inequality highlights the convergence of class inequality, racial disparity, as well as the diversity of their immigration status. Focusing on the reasons that account for Asian American within-group inequality, this thesis utilizes both ordinary least square (OLS) regression and conditional quantile regression to uncover the difference in within-group inequalities between non-Hispanic white families and Asian American families. The results show that Asian American families indeed have a 24% higher income inequality (as measured by the gap between the ninetieth percentile and the tenth percentile) than whites. However, the higher income inequality is reduced to as low as 6.2% after controlling for demographic characteristics, human capital variables, immigration status, and family composition variables. As Asian American demographic characteristics and family composition have a counteracting effect on their income inequality, human capital combined with immigration status thus explains over 75% of their higher income inequality.
dc.format.extent55 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectAsian studies
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dc.titleWithin-group Income Inequality among Asian American Families
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberChong, Kelly H
dc.contributor.cmtememberEkerdt, David J
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineSociology
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
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dc.rights.accessrightsopenAccess


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