"Koreans in New York: Changes in the Twenty-First Century" by Pyong Gap Min

At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, there have been major changes in New York’s Korean community. Not surprisingly, the number of Koreans has grown, but much else is new as well. One new set of developments has been a change in the immigration process itself. There has been a gradual shift from a Korean family-based immigration pattern to immigration based on high-status occupations as well as a dramatic increase in the proportion of Koreans who have arrived on temporary visas and adjusted their status to permanent residents. Other changes relate to Koreans’ involvement in business. Koreans are still heavily involved in business, but the self-employment rate among Korean immigrants in the New York area has decreased; among those who own businesses, there has been a significant rise in the number of personal-service businesses and a decline in retail businesses. A third major transformation is the disappearance of business-related intergroup conflicts involving Korean immigrants that were so severe in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Finally, Korean ethnic organizations have changed as well, not only in number but also, among other things, in their roles and the characteristics of their members.

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