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Caring Across Generations – The Linked Lives of Korean American Families - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Caring Across Generations: The Linked Lives of Korean American Families

Grace J. Yoo and Barbara W. Kim


More than 1.3 million Korean Americans live in the United States, the majority of them foreign-born immigrants and their children, the so-called 1.5 and second generations. While many sons and daughters of Korean immigrants outwardly conform to the stereotyped image of the upwardly mobile, highly educated super-achiever, the realities and challenges that the children of Korean immigrants face in their adult lives as their immigrant parents grow older and confront health issues that are far more complex. This book explores how earlier experiences helping immigrant parents navigate American soci ... More

Keywords: second generation, Korean Americans, Korean immigrants, immigrant parents, Korean American children, gender norms, familial relationships, cultural traditions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814768976
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814768976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grace J. Yoo, author

Barbara W. Kim, author

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