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Refugee Children: How Are They Faring Economically as Adults?

Author: Potocky, Miriam
Author Background:
Date 7/1/96
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work
Volume/Pages 41(4)p.364-373
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract Examined the economic well-being of adult refugees who arrived in the United States as children. Examined five refugee groups (Southeast Asians, Soviets/East Europeans, Cubans, Haitians, andNicaraguans) using data from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. Findings indicate the economic status of childhood refugee arrivals differed by refugee group. Discusses underlying reasons for thisphenomenon. (KW)