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Household and Small Business Data: Hmong and Control

The Hmong Survey took place in 2000 in areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul with high concentrations of Hmong households and businesses.


A total of 202 Hmong households and 121 Hmong-owned small businesses were interviewed. In addition, control samples consisting of 202 non-Hmong households and 131 non-Hmong small businesses in the same neighborhoods were also interviewed. A team from the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Chicago led the data collection efforts.


The Hmong and Control household and business data are not publicly available at this time. Please e-mail us to receive news about the availability of new data sets and updates to the website.


Background Information

Research Studies

The Financial Assimilation of an Immigrant Group: Evidence on the Use of Checking and Savings Accounts and Currency Exchanges

Anna Paulson, Marina Plavnik and Sherrie L.W. Rhine
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, June 2007


Credit Availability in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Hmong Community

Maude Toussaint-Comeau, Art Rolnick, Robin Newberger, Jason Schmidt and Ron Feldman
Federal Reserve System Research Conference: Sustainable Community Development: What Works, What Doesn't and Why, July 2003

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