Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Department of

 

Date of this Version

2013

Citation

Published (as Chapter 29) in Gary W. Peterson and Kevin R. Bush, Handbook of Marriage and the Family, 3rd ed. (2013), pp. 705–722; doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3987-5_29

Comments

Copyright © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media, New York. Used by permission.

Abstract

The number of Asian American families is on the rise. Asian American families are a diverse group. This chapter focuses on Asian American families that migrated to the United States in the last three decades. This chapter challenges the media’s depiction of them as a Model Minority. Because of this stereotype, many challenges that this group encounters may not gain adequate attention. The chapter examines their strengths and resiliency, along with the ecology of stress that influences family dynamics.