Asian Women and Work-Family Issues


  • Stephanie Pituc
  • Sarah J. Lee

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2007


  • Public Policy
  • Race
  • Roles
  • Women


  • Psychology


Asians are the fastest growing racial minority group in the United States (Reeves & Bennett, 2004) with concomitant contributions to the labor force. However, the research on the interface of work and family for Asian women is largely restricted to Asian countries. The present entry focuses on the sociological and psychological research on Asian women and work-family issues and suggests future steps in the research and policy arenas regarding this growing demographic group. While the review of the topic incorporates both international and U.S. perspectives, the implications for policy and research focus primarily on Asian American women.

Link:Asian_Women encyclopedia