From the China Daily:
When it comes to the American Dream, how do you measure success? If you go by Amy "Tiger Mom" Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld's new book The Triple Package, the most successful second-generation immigrants are those with the biggest houses, the fanciest cars, the most advanced degrees on their walls and the highest-paying jobs...  A new study of second-generation immigrants in Los Angeles challenges that notion by widening the frame of the lens we use to view success. When you do, it's Mexicans - who rank lowest in education and income achievement - who have actually come the farthest. It's a matter of where you put the starting line. UCLA sociologist Min Zhou and UC-Irvine sociologist Jennifer Lee interviewed Chinese-, Vietnamese- and Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles whose parents moved here from their home countries to find out how they felt about success and who they measured their success against. "One of the interesting things we found is that the Chinese exhibited the most successful outcomes, but they were the least likely to feel successful, in part because they measured their success against such high-achieving co-ethnics, other Chinese who have achieved extraordinary outcomes. And they're also measuring their success against their parents and their parents are often highly educated," Lee said.

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