Intergenerational Relations as an Aspect of Assimilation: the Case of Japanese-Americans
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 67–72, January 1976
How to Cite
OSAKO, M. M. (1976), Intergenerational Relations as an Aspect of Assimilation: the Case of Japanese-Americans. Sociological Inquiry, 46: 67–72. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-682X.1976.tb00750.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2007
The present research investigates the intergenerational living arrangements. interactions, and economic assistance of Japanese Americans. Compared to other groups in America, both first and second generation Japanese-Americans have a stronger desire to be geographically and emotionally close to each other. The preservation of this pattern is made possible by the aged parents’belief in the importance of instrumental self-sufficiency.