Hispanic Family Facts

Hispanic Family Facts: WIC can connect Latina women to essential maternal care

Jan 31, 2019

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides states with funding for food, health care and other service referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant and postpartum women, and for children up to age 5. The program also provides nutrition and prenatal counseling that is associated with positive birth and infant […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Limited English proficiency is a barrier to homeownership for U.S. Hispanics

Jan 9, 2019

Homeownership helps build families’ wealth and can promote financial stability. However, recent research from the Urban Institute finds that limited English proficiency (LEP)—limited or no ability to speak English—is a barrier to homeownership in the United States. Even after accounting for other factors that influence homeownership (e.g., race/ethnicity, income, having children), this study found that […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Steep declines in fertility rates among Hispanic women

Dec 12, 2018

Hispanic women are experiencing some of the steepest declines in fertility, more than that seen by their non-Hispanic black and white counterparts, according to the CDC’s Births: Final Data for 2017. The general fertility rate (GFR)—the number of births per 1,000 women aged 15-44—among Hispanic women declined from 70.6 in 2016 to 67.6 in 2017. […]

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Expanding state immigration enforcement increases material hardship for immigrant households with children

Nov 16, 2018

A report from Urban Institute and the National Center for Children in Poverty found that expanding state immigration enforcement policies increased material hardship (such as eviction or difficulty paying for basic household expenses) in immigrant households with children. Although the policies target unauthorized immigrant populations, lawful immigrant households also experienced more material hardship in states with expanded […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Children of immigrants at greater risk of going without enough food than children of U.S.-born citizens

Nov 7, 2018

Children of lawful immigrants in the United States are more likely to experience food insecurity—or a lack of regular access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle—than children of U.S.-born citizens, according to a research brief from the National Center for Children in Poverty. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Hispanic youth experience steep declines in residential placement

Oct 31, 2018

Rates of residential placement (placement in out-of-home residential facilities) among youth in the juvenile justice system decreased by more than 40 percent between 1997 and 2015. The new America’s Children in Brief report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics also finds that for Hispanic youth, residential placement dropped by 30 percent. […]

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