Lee and colleagues present at Google about challenges faced by H1B visa workers

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Associate Professor of Social Work Yeon-Shim Lee, Professor of Economics Anoshua Chaudhuri and Professor of Asian American Studies Grace Yoo presented at Google on May 23 on their research, “Experiences of Chinese, Filipino, Indian and Korean H1B Visa Workers in the United States: Caring for Family Abroad.”

Lee and colleagues at GoogleChaudhuri, Lee and Yoo are recipients of a 2015 ORSP Collaborative Award.

With the growth in engineering and technology industries, the United States has seen an increase in the arrival of highly skilled H1B visa workers from various Asian countries. Limited research exists on highly skilled temporary workers on how they maintain family ties from afar including the caring of aging parents. Their collaborative research explores the types of care H1B Visa workers provide from afar for an aging parent and the challenges they face providing care from a distance. Using a national randomized sample, they collected 874 surveys and conducted 53 in-depth interviews and are currently writing up their findings as a book manuscript.

Student research assistants on this project have included Aditi Grossman, Jane Hwang, Chen Chen, Eunjae Kim and Ashwini Shridhar.

Pictured (left to right): Grace Yoo, Yeon-Shim Lee, Jane Hwang, Anoshua Chaudhuri