It is true that in many ways, Asian Americans have done very well socially and economically.
However, we need to take a much closer look at these numbers.
In contrast, returns on each additional year of education for a Japanese American is only 8. Recent research from scholars such as Timothy Fong, Roderick Harrison, and Paul Ong, to name just a few, continues to confirm these findings that controlling for other variables, Asian Americans still earn less money than Whites with virtually equal qualifications.
Once again, for each statistic that suggests everything is picture-perfect for Asian Americans, there is another that proves otherwise.
The results show that as a whole Asian American families have higher median incomes than White families.
However, this is because in most cases, the typical Asian American family tends to have more members who are working than the typical White family.