Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

Working But Poor: Asian American Poverty in New York City (2008)

This first detailed analysis of 2006 American Community Survey and Census 2000 data on poor and low-income Asians in the city describes their demographic traits and patterns, many of which reflect differences from the general population in those income categories. Age, household type, housing costs, educational attainment, language, immigration and citizenship, and employment characteristics were examined.WorkingButPoor