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The Illusion of Asian Success (2007-2015)
Ascend Foundation Research (2007-2015)

Through the use of publicly available aggregated EEOC data from 2007 to 2015, we are able to continue our EPI analysis to explore how the leadership pipeline from Professionals to Managers to Executives has trended over time.
State of AAPIs: Labor-Market Outcomes (2014)
Center for American Progress and AAPI Data (2014)

The importance of Asian American and Pacific Islander, or AAPI, communities to the U.S. economy is evident—not only in their role as consumers and entrepreneurs but also as workers.
The Everest Project (2016)
Ascend Foundation Research (2016)

Contrary to popular belief, women take risk—often significant risk on behalf of their organizations.
New York Metro Area Corporate Census (2009)
Ascend Foundation Research (2009)

This joint analysis by Ascend and the Asia Society surveys the largest Fortune‐1000 corporations with headquarters located in the New York City tri‐state (NY/NJ/CT) metropolitan area to assess Asian American success in reaching the highest corporate executive levels.
The Failure of Asian Success in the Bay Area (2009)
Ascend Foundation Research (2009)

The Failure of Asian Success in the Bay Area: Asians as Corporate Executive Leaders
The failure of Asian Success (2014)
Ascend Foundation Research (2014)

The Failure of Asian Success - Five Years Later, written in 2014, dissects the reasons why the number of Asian American executives in the Bay Area Fortune 500 companies continues to lag their growing presence in the professional workforce and overall population.
Lost in Aggregation (2016)
Ascend Foundation Research (2016)

Lost In Aggregation: The Asian Reflection in the Glass Ceiling report takes a closer analysis of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) workplace data sets disaggregated by race and gender and finds that professional Asian American men and women are the least likely to become executives in private industry
Hidden In Plain Sight (2015)
Ascend Foundation Research (2015)

Hidden in Plain Sight: Asian American Leaders in Silicon Valley analyzes the leadership pipeline using the 2013 employment data filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by five major Silicon Valley-based companies.
The Economic Status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (2016)
U.S. Department of Labor (2016)

This report provides an updated look at the economic situation of AAPI workers as well as context for the differences in economic outcomes experienced by Asian American and Pacific Islander workers relative to those of other groups.
The Economic Status of AAPIs in the Wake of the Great Recession (2014)
U.S. Department of Labor (2014)

As the economy continues to recover, this report is an updated look at the economic situation of AAPI workers; we first provide an overview of the demographic and human capital characteristics of the AAPI community, and then provide an update on the economic status of AAPI workers disaggregated by ethnicity to highlight the variation that exists within the AAPI community.
The Vulnerable Workers Project: The Listening Sessions (2015)
U.S. Department of Labor (2015)

Due to language barriers and limited agency resources, AAPI workers often encounter difficulty accessing the specific departments and agencies within the federal government that are entrusted with the duty to protect workers from discrimination and labor abuses.
The Earnings of Less Educated Asian American Men (2014)
Social Problems (2014)

Asian Americans have long been popularly portrayed as a “model minority” that has achieved approximate labor market parity with Whites.
Asian-White Disparities in Short Sleep Duration (2014)
BMC Public Health (2014)

Although short sleep is associated with an increased risk of morbidity as well as mortality and has been shown to vary by industry of employment and occupation, little is known about the relationship between work and sleep among Asian Americans.
Social Capital Investment and Immigrant Economic Trajectories (2012)
International Migration (2012)

Although the scholarship on social capital and immigrant economic incorporation has sufficiently documented how immigrants mobilize social capital in their search for employment which often leads to the formation of immigrant niches, how social capital is processed after immigrants acquire employment and its significance for the preservation of immigrant employment niches is less well explored.
The Asian-American Labor Force in Recovery (2011)
U.S. Department of Labor (2011)

Asian-Americans and Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are a growing share of the United States labor market. They are also a diverse population who identify their ethnicity as Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and several other ethnicities.
Asians in the U.S. Labor Force: Profile of a Diverse Population (2011)
U.S. Department of Labor (2011)

The labor force characteristics of the Nation’s 11.2 million Asians vary considerably when the data are disaggregated by Asian group; this report examines similarities and differences in labor force participation, employment, unemployment, and more for the Asian groups, particularly during the 2008–2010 period.