In , Asian American women were paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. At first glance, this statistic might suggest that Asian American women are doing better than all other women—women overall were paid 79 cents for every dollar earned by men in But there is more to the story, particularly when one looks behind the numbers and explores differences within the Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, community. Although data that combine all ethnicities of AAPI women can make it seem as if they are generally better off economically than other groups, it is important to understand what the overall numbers obscure. Aggregate numbers tend to hide not only the incredibly diverse ethnic backgrounds within the AAPI community—which includes more than 50 ethnic groups and languages—but also the vast economic, educational, and occupational differences among AAPI women and the challenges facing key subpopulations of AAPI women and families.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in the U.S. Economy
ASIAN AMERICAN-WHITE DIFFERENCES IN THE EFFECT OF MOTHERHOOD ON CAREER OUTCOMES
Controlling for education and age, there is little difference in the earnings of U. Findings show that Asian American women are less likely than White women reduce labor supply in response to parenthood, and that their resulting greater work experience explains their high rate of earnings growth. Asian Americans born or educated in the United States are unique among American minority groups in that they do not suffer a significant earnings disadvantage relative to Whites with similar levels of human capital Iceland ; Sakamoto, Goyette and Kim ; Xie and Goyette ; Zeng and Xie Among men, after taking into account education and work experience, recent studies have typically found no significant earnings difference between Asian Americans and Whites Sakamoto et al. Among women, by contrast, data from the U.
Why Asian American women have had highest jobless rates during last 6 months of Covid
While customers once indulged in hot stone manicures and strawberry mojito foot soaks at Studio 18 Nail Bar in Orange County, California, co-owner Christie Nguyen no longer has her seven manicurists on the payroll. All are Asian American women now on unemployment. After three pandemic shutdowns, Nguyen worries about the future. Like the virus itself, the Covid recession has hit communities unevenly. Forty-four percent of unemployed Asian American women have been out of work six months or more, according to the U.