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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Rise of Asian Americans (Pew Research Center, Released: 19 June 2012)
Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success, according to a comprehensive new nationwide survey by the Pew Research Center.
Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States. The educational credentials of these recent arrivals are striking. More than six-in-ten (61%) adults ages 25 to 64 who have come from Asia in recent years have at least a bachelor’s degree. This is double the share among recent non-Asian arrivals, and almost surely makes the recent Asian arrivals the most highly educated cohort of immigrants in U.S. history. Compared with the educational attainment of the population in their country of origin, recent Asian immigrants also stand out as a select group. For example, about 27% of adults ages 25 to 64 in South Korea and 25% in Japan have a bachelor’s degree or more. In contrast, nearly 70% of comparably aged recent immigrants from these two countries have at least a bachelor’s degree.
- Executive Summary of the Report
- Complete Report (PDF)
- Topline Questionnaire (PDF)
- Highlights from the Survey
- Explore Asian-American Population Data
- See also: 5 facts about Indian Americans (Pew Research, 30 September 2014)
CRITICISMS OF THE PEW STUDY:
- Asian-American Dilemma: Good News is Bad News, by Eric Liu (Time, 26 June 2012)
- When Words Fail: Careful Framing Needed in Research on Asian Americans, by Karthick Ramakrishnan (Hyphen Magazine, 27 June 2012)
- Asian Americans Respond to Pew: We Are Not Your Model Minority, by Julianne Hing (Colorlines, 21 June 2012)
- What's Lacking in the Pew Research Center Report on Asian Americans (Plaid Bag Connection 19 June 2012)
- Advocacy Groups Concerned About New Asian American Study (Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2012)
- Asian Americans Question 'Model Minority' Portrayal in New Study (Contra Costa Times, 24 June 2012)
- Fueled by Immigration, Asians Are Fastest-Growing U.S. Group (Los Angeles Times, 18 Junes 2012)
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Vatican and Oxford University Share Ancient Texts Online (The Guardian, 12 April 2012)
The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books. The areas have been chosen for the strength of the collections in both libraries and their importance for scholarship in their respective fields.Link: Vatican and Oxford University Share Ancient Texts Online
With approximately two-thirds of the material coming from the Vatican and the remainder from Oxford University's Bodleian libraries, the digitisation effort will also benefit scholars by uniting materials that have been dispersed between the collections for centuries.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
German History Sources
German History Sources
A comprehensive list of documents (in English) for use in courses on modern German history (mainly nineteenth and twentieth century).Link:German History Sources