Asian American Achievement Paradox

Asian American Achievement Paradox

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 133 , Segment 5

Episode: China Rise, Doctor-Parent Divide, Asian-American Achievement

  • Sep 2, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 27:07 mins

Guest: Jennifer Lee, Ph.D.,  Professor of Sociology at University of California, Irvine  Of all ethnic groups in the US, including native-born whites, Asian-Americans have the highest household median income and education level. That probably doesn’t surprise you. Asian Americans are the country’s “model minority” group. Their culture places high value on educational achievement. Their hard-driving “Tiger Mothers” see to it Asian American children get good grades, develop stunning musical abilities and end up at Ivy League schools.

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