By C.N. Le
Le broadens the belief of assimilation to incorporate socioeconomic and institutional examples of integration via interpreting results corresponding to source of revenue, occupational status, small company possession, residential segregation, and intermarriage for 5 Asian American teams, with an emphasis on Vietnamese. the consequences convey that almost all Vietnamese american citizens adventure little drawback or inequality in comparison to different Asian americans (and repeatedly with Whites) in terms of attaining structural integration. Le hypothesizes that Vietnamese were in a position to conquer demanding situations in a comparatively brief period of time through the use of collective assets and preserving ethnic unity to weave jointly a trend of accomplishment and mobility mixed with culture and team spirit.
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Troops from Viet Nam and the new program whereby the South Vietnamese forces would gradually assume all military responsibilities for their defense. S. and South Vietnamese forces expanded their military actions into neighboring Cambodia. S. ground troops but at the same time, he ordered that aerial “carpet” bombings and the mining of North Vietnamese harbors be intensified. S. fighting forces to be withdrawn, and for South Viet Nam to determine its own future. S. troops. S. drastically reduced military aid to South Viet Nam in August 1974, its defeat was all but guaranteed.
Because there is little if any research on the assimilation of Vietnamese women who are married to White Viet Nam War vets, we can only speculate as to whether these Vietnamese wives had any advantages or disadvantages when it came to adjusting to American society. On the one hand, they certainly would have been immersed in American norms, behaviors, and institutions sooner and more frequently than others. On the other hand, evidence suggests that marriages involving Asian women and American military personnel are more prone to cultural conflicts, separation, and divorce (Sturdevant and Stoltzfus 1993; Yu 2002).
Again, regarding English fluency, we can only speculate that perhaps members of this cohort were being more forthright in answering this Census question in 2000 than in 1990, or that in the context of the burgeoning Vietnamese American community, the standard for English fluency was elevated from 1990 to 2000. Lack of improvement in homeownership may have been due to booming real estate prices in the second half of the 1990s, especially in Orange County, California, where almost half of all Vietnamese Americans live.
Asian American Assimilation: Ethnicity, Immigration, and Socioeconomic Attainment (The New Americans) by C.N. Le