A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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The Vietnamese family values and traditions are much like those of the traditional North American family.

False. In North America, the traditional family is nuclear, with children moving out when they become older and self-sufficient. For the Indochinese, the family has traditionally been the central social institution and children are accustomed to living with their parents even after marriage. Three or four generations living under the same roof is considered a blessing. The Vietnamese family is held together by the idea of filial piety; abdicating responsibility for one's own parents is considered a social disgrace. This central importance of the family has been largely maintained among Indochinese immigrants in Canada whenever possible.

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