Intergenerational Relations as an Aspect of Assimilation: the Case of Japanese-Americans

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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.

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