National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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All children benefit from time spent with their parents, whether it’s reading, playing, or engaging in some other activity. We also know that the activities of daily life—including work and work schedules—shape the quantity and quality of time that mothers and fathers have available to spend with their children.
Our latest infograhic compares the average day of a Latino parent to days of their white and black peers. We find that, in a typical day, low-income Latina moms spend over three hours in housework—more than low-income white and black moms. And, low-income Latino dads spend more time in paid work, but less time with their children than low-income white or black dads. You’ll also learn more interesting stats, including what parents are doing when they spend time with their children.
More About The Center
Hispanics represent the largest, and one of the fastest-growing, racial/ethnic minority population groups in the U.S. With one in four children in the U.S. now Hispanic—and roughly one-third of Hispanic children living in poverty—the well-being of this community will have profound implications for the future workforce, economy, and prospects of our nation. To help programs and policy better serve low-income Hispanic children and families, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) provides research and capacity building activities across three areas:
- early care and education
- healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood
- poverty and economic self-sufficiency
The Center is both policy and program driven, and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities aimed at improving the lives of low-income Hispanic children and families. Child Trends and Abt Associates—together with university partners—launched the Center in 2013 with a five-year cooperative agreement from the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, an office of the Administration for Children & Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Center welcomes requests for more information about its work and/or partnership opportunities. Please write to us at Info@HispanicResearchCenter.org.