Special Issue on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, & Pacific Islanders: Wealth Inequality and Developing Paths to Financial Security
LOS ANGELES — As home values and savings accounts shrink, pensions decline, health and educational costs rise, wages and economic mobility remain stagnant, and benefits under Social Security continue to be severely threatened and limited, asset-building strategies are needed now more than ever to close the racial wealth gap. AAPI Nexus Journal is pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue that aims to generate new knowledge on wealth inequality and financial security in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, wealth continues to be an important indicator of economic security, opportunity and prosperity. While there is much evidence for a racial wealth divide between Blacks and Whites, the goal of this special issue is to expand the discussion to other groups, in particular AANHPIs.
AAPI Nexus Journal seeks submissions that as a collection enable the readers to look at issues through multi-disciplinary and comparative lenses. Our objective is to: a) produce new information on wealth inequality and financial security for AANHPIs; b) promote strategies that lower barriers to asset-building and c) provide insight into policies and practices that impact asset-building in this special issue.
Lisa Hasegawa (National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development) and C. Aujean Lee (UCLA) are the consulting Guest Editors working with the editorial staff on this volume. The following are examples of possible articles:
Ø Overall wealth holding (absolute and relative position over time)
Ø Asset and financial practices and behavior (e.g., savings, portfolio and risk taking).
Ø Access to financial services: How can tools, such as mobile banking, be improved to serve immigrants, low- and moderate-income people, or other underserved communities?
Ø Institutions and institutional practices (e.g., ethnic banks, lending circles, community development financial institutions)
Ø Group differences in wealth (e.g. ethnic, gender, nativity)
Ø Housing, small business ownership and wealth (e.g., the effects of the housing and economic crisis, regional variations)
Ø Debt (e.g., housing, student loans, credit cards, car loans, short-term borrowing, small business lending)
Ø Remittance’s impact on expenditure and savings
Ø Aging and retirement (e.g., availability of pensions, savings and assets for seniors or older adults)
Ø Multigenerational households and economic mobility: What challenges exist that prevent people and communities from getting ahead or accumulating assets over time?
The list is illustrative rather than comprehensive. We are interested in other topics as they are related to AANHPIs and wealth to promote economic equity and highlight the AANHPI needs. This special issue is a joint project with the UCLA Center for the Study of Inequality and National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development. The special issue is made possible by the generous contribution and support of the Ford Foundation’s Building Economic Security over a Lifetime Initiative.
We encourage paper submissions that highlight perspectives of practitioners, academic researchers, and community researcher, the three areas of focus with the policy lens of the NEXUS journal. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send or email a letter of intent with the title and a very short descriptive paragraph or abstract of the proposed paper to the editors for review. The NEXUS Journal solicits three types of papers: original research, practitioner essays, and resource papers. If you have a prepared paper, you may also submit the paper at the same time. For submission guidelines, please visit and click on STYLE SHEET for Article Submissions (PDF Document) at: http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/ aascpress/nexusj.aspx
AAPI Nexus Journal is a peer-reviewed, national journal published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The journal’s mission is to facilitate an exchange of ideas and research findings that strengthens the efforts through policy and practice to tackle the pressing societal problems facing AAPI communities. Previous issues have focused on Community Development, Education, and Immigration. The table of contents and editors’ notes can be found at:
Deadline for Letter of Intent: Monday, December 1, 2014
Deadline for Manuscript Submissions: Monday, March 2, 2015
Earlier submission of a Letter or Manuscript is encouraged. Please address to Managing Editor Melany De La Cruz-Viescaand send electronic copies to:
Managing Editor: Melany De La Cruz-Viesca ([email protected])
Senior Editor: Professor Paul M. Ong ([email protected])
Guest Editor: Lisa Hasegawa ([email protected])
Guest Editor: C. Aujean Lee ([email protected])
For regular mail, send all correspondence to:
Melany De La Cruz-Viesca, Managing Editor
AAPI Nexus Journal
UCLA Asian American Studies Center
3230 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546
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