19 - A Comparison of black and Japanese Assimilation...

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A Comparison of black and Japanese Assimilation Japanese I. Cultural A. Low for issei (1st gen), higher for Nisei (2nd gen), highest for Sansei (3rd) 1.Issei retain Buddhism, pass down language, have traditional values 2.Sansei & Yonsei (4th)--high degree cultural assimilation by substitution II. Secondary A. Organizational: majority of Sansei and Nisei belonging to groups name a non-Japanese organization as their favorite B. Residential:as income/educ rise,more likely to be integrated (spatial assim) 1. Average (mean) dissimilarity index: 46. C. Occupational: quite a bit among Sansei--prominent entrepreneurs D. Income: median family $ over $10,000 above that for Anglos III.Primary: most Nisei/Sansei report at least 1 of closest friends not Japanese IV.Marital: Sansei as likely to marry outside the group as within it Blacks I. Cultural: high although not identical to middle class Anglo II.Secondary
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A. Net worth: median net worth black household 1/10 that of white household B. Residential: dissimilarity index drops from 86 (1960) to 64-69 (1990)
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