Why Asians have become the dominant group in Irvine – and what that means for the city
- September 17, 2016
- Jennifer Lee, sociology, in the Orange County Register, Sept. 17, 2016
Irvine’s Asian population hovered between 35 percent and 40 percent for much of the past decade, before surging last year, according to census estimates. The Asian influx is part of a larger nationwide pattern, said Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at UC Irvine. … Because there are far fewer universities in Asia, the immigrants’ children had “a much greater chance to get into a top university in the U.S. than in their own country,” Lee said.
For the full story, please visit http://www.ocregister.com/articles/irvine-729359-asian-city.html.
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