Discrimination at the Top: American‐Born Asian and White Men


Journal Article

Asians are perceived as doing very well, and, indeed, the average earnings of several Asian groups exceed those of whites. However, although entering well‐paying positions, Asians may be prevented from further advancement by an invisible “glass ceiling.” Using microdata from the 1980 census to examine the economic status of American‐born men in five Asian groups, we find that the average Asian man earns as much as non‐Hispanic white men, but, adjusting for occupation and industry, highly educated Asian men in all five groups earn less than their white counterparts. Copyright © 1992, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 416 - 432

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-232X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-8676

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-232X.1992.tb00318.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus