Asian-Americans Aging in Silence

by Carmen Yeung

The Asian-American elderly population in the United States is booming. According to the Administration For Community Living, the total number reached 1.9 million in New York City alone in 2014. The Asian “model minority” myth has labelled the group as successful and financially stable, yet the truth is far from it. According to the Asian American Federation of New York, twenty-four percent of Asian seniors in the city live in poverty as decades of economic and social barriers have snowballed into a financial crisis for this growing population.


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