The Adjustment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Children in New York City
Betty Lee Sung
At the time of writing, approximately one-fourth of Chinese immigrants and refugees were children and youths under 19 years of age. The Adjustment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Children in New York City focuses on these young people as they are placed against the backdrop of the total Chinese immigrant experience. This text also seeks to determine whether the immigrant experience is as stressful and disorganizing as the sociological literature relates for immigrants in the past; it looks at the unfolding processes of adaptation; pinpoints problem areas, support systems, and coping mechanisms; and notes family, school, and community changes.