In 2019, Irvine commissioned a survey of Asian-American and Pacific Islander workers in California. Research and politicians often group AAPI Californians together, even though they represent a diversity of countries and speak more than a dozen languages. In the absence of community-specific data, the grouping of multiple populations often masks experiences and perspectives.
The November 2019 report offers detailed data for nine AAPI communities: Chinese, Filipino, South Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Cambodian, Hmong, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. To learn more about how each population is faring at work and in achieving the California Dream, please read more from the report and our blog post on the findings.
Below are briefs on the research for all nine communities surveyed, and we will add other resources or updates to this page over time.
Below are community-specific briefs to illuminate the unique challenges facing specific AAPI populations in California: Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and Vietnamese. The briefs are all in English, and there are in-language versions for five communities.