What Marriage Educators Should Know About Working with Asian American Couples and Individuals.

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Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Kundrat, Cara.
McIntosh, Sharrie.
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Culture influences marriage and it is helpful for practitioners to understand this influence in order to offer culturally relevant marriage education services. Although Asian Americans make up a relatively small portion of the U.S. population (4.4 percent, Census, 2002), they are highly represented in interracial marriages. Other common characteristics in Asian American households include high rates of marriage, and a larger portion of households are family households. Although the Asian American population is diverse, representing at least 16 different countries and multiple languages, there are many commonalities such as the high value placed on family. This tip sheet is designed to provide background information to marriage educators working with Asian intermarried couples as well as couples where one or both partners are Asian immigrants. (Author abstract)

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