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The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children

Kimberly Turner, Lina Guzman, Elizabeth Wildsmith, Mindy Scott


January 28, 2015
Roughly one in four children in the United States today is Hispanic. As such, Hispanics represent the largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic minority group among the nation’s children, but is also a group that is disproportionately poor. 
The latest report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families looks at the family structure and living conditions in low-income Hispanic families, finding key differentiators when comparing US born and foreign born low-income Hispanic households.  It compares and contrasts the characteristics of low-income households with Hispanic children with those of low-income black/white kids. And it looks at other indicators in low-income Hispanic families, such as household size and employment.
The report is the second in a series on low-income Hispanic children. The first report can be found here.
Led by Abt Associates, Child Trends, and university partners, The Center serves as a research hub charged with improving the lives of low-income Hispanics.
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