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Family Structure and Family Formation among Low-Income Hispanics in the U.S.

Elizabeth Wildsmith, Mindy Scott, Lina Guzman, and Elizabeth Cook, Child Trends


October 17, 2014
This research brief, from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families – led by Abt Associates and Child Trends – provides a national portrait of low-income Hispanic families in the U.S. Having a better understanding of these families will help programs and policymakers in their efforts to assist these families. The brief uses recent nationally-representative data to describe the relationship and childbearing histories of low-income Hispanic men and women aged 15 to 44. Importantly, we distinguish by nativity — i.e., born in the U.S. versus in some other country — as family formation patterns vary greatly by nativity, and these differences are obscured when Hispanics are examined as a whole.
North America