San Francisco | Briefing: Survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers in CA
Research, politicians, and philanthropy often group Asia American and Pacific Islanders as one demographic, even though they represent a diversity of countries and speak more than a dozen languages. The lack of community-specific data often masks very different experiences and perspectives for AAPI populations.
This was true for 2018 research that The James Irvine Foundation commissioned about California workers, so in 2019 Irvine commissioned an additional survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers for nine AAPI communities: Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, South Indian, and Vietnamese. The research and its development and promotion have provided noteworthy lessons for philanthropy working with and on behalf of AAPI communities.
Learn more about the report, and even read it in its entirety here.
Join Us To
- Learn about experiences and perspectives of different AAPI workers in California, many of whom struggle with povery
- Learn surprising findings and notable takeaways from the research
- Learn how philanthropy and researchers can better reach out to and learn from different populations typically excluded in data
Robert Jones, Chief Executive Officer, PRRI
Before founding PRRI, Jones worked as a consultant and senior research fellow at several think tanks in Washington, D.C., and was an assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University.
Karthick Ramakrishnan is professor of public policy and political science at the University of California, Riverside, and founding director of the Center for Social Innovation. He is also a Board Member of The California Endowment and Chair of the California Commission on APIA Affairs. Ramakrishnan directs the National Asian American Survey and is founder of AAPIData.com, which publishes demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He has published many articles and 6 books, including most recently, Framing Immigrants (Russell Sage, 2016) and The New Immigration Federalism (Cambridge, 2015), and has written dozens of opeds and appeared in over 1,000 news stories.
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