Joint Seminar for Sociology Graduate Students from Yonsei Univ. & Univ. of Pennsylvania (May 2018)

Ho, Phoebe (PhD Student, Dept. of Sociology at Univ. of Pennsylvania, U.S.)

This study analyzes how young adults’ trajectories of residential independence vary in the U.S. by race/ethnicity as well as within the group of Asian Americans, especially focusing on the role of socio-economic factors and cultural norms in shaping such variations. The study uses data from ‘Education Longitudinal Study of 2002′, which surveyed the nationally representative group of about 15,000 (the study’s analytic sample size: 10,740) 10th graders in the U.S. in 2002, and followed them up in the year of 2004, 2006, and 2012. The study’s analysis based on multinomial logistic regression models shows that East Asian young adults’ trajectories of residential independence are more similar to those of white young adults rather than those of South or Southeast Asian peers. This points out a need to pay more attention to cultural, socio-economic diversity among Asian Americans in the U.S.


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