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Financial Wellbeing of Asian Americans

Chapter

Abstract

The Asian American population in the USA has been increasing. Research on the economic wellbeing of this minority group is far from being adequate. It is generally found that Asian Americans are more highly educated and have more wealth. Although the homeownership rate of this population is lower than the national average rate, the gap is gradually narrowing. Asian Americans are found to have more confidence in their financial future and have better management in their financial lives. In addition, Asian-owned businesses have been an important part of the US economy and, as such, the self-employment status of Asian Americans has stimulated great interest for research. Large differences in financial behaviors exist among different groups in Asian Americans. This chapter serves the purpose to summarize past research on Asian American consumer finances and provide directions for future research.

Keywords

Asian Americans Debt management Expenditure patterns Financial attitudes Financial behaviors Financial wellbeing Home ownership Immigrants Model minority Self-employment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Personal Financial PlanningUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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