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Study Report

Study Number: CA-053-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Southeast Asian refugee self-sufficiency study, 1982.  [machine-readable data file] / Caplan, Nathan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8454

Date Accessioned: 7/11/2000

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Dara can be obtained from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 5/20/2000

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This survey gauged the economic and social status of Southeast Asian refugees who arrived in the United States after September 1978, a group generally known as the ''Boat People.'' Special emphasis was placed on investigating how these refugees adapted to life in the United States and achieved economic self-sufficiency. The survey asked about educational and occupational backgrounds, household composition, family size, secondary migration after arrival in the United States, English proficiency, health problems, health care, insurance coverage, employment, earned income, rent payments, automobile ownership, and the use of government and private programs providing income assistance, vocational training, and other kinds of services. Respondents also were queried about financial setbacks incurred since arrival in the United States, financial support of persons living outside the household, membership in clubs and associations, problems faced in adjusting to life in the United States, degree of satisfaction with housing, neighborhood, services received, and life as a whole, and perceptions about prospects for the future.

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