Hispanic Family Facts

Promising policy approaches to reducing child poverty

Jul 11, 2019

The U.S. child poverty rate could be cut by as much as 50 percent in the next 10 years through the adaptation and packaging of existing policies and programs, according to a recent report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The report highlights changes to programs and policies related to employment, […]

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Community-based organizations can help government agencies bridge the access gap for immigrant families

Jun 27, 2019

Public benefit programs, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can improve child health outcomes by reducing food insecurity and keeping children out of poverty. Still, many immigrant families—particularly those with mixed status—have difficulty accessing these programs. Partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and government agencies can help bridge access […]

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A growing share of children of immigrants live in new destinations

Jun 13, 2019

A growing share of children of immigrants live in what historically have not been destination areas for immigrants, according to research from Urban Institute. While the number of children with a foreign-born parent grew from 16 million (22%) in 2006 to more than 18 million (25%) in 2017, this growth was more pronounced in nontraditional immigrant destinations of the […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Key features shaping Hispanic families’ access to early care and education

Mar 13, 2019

Researchers at the Center have been examining multiple features of early care and education (ECE), identifying two broad dimensions that shape ECE access for Hispanic families in low-income households: Family and household behaviors and characteristics, including parental needs and preferences, and search and decision-making; and Characteristics of ECE providers, such as flexibility and availability of […]

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Hispanic Family Facts: Foreign-born Hispanics have a relatively high marriage rate

Feb 27, 2019

Despite historic declines in marriage rates, the marriage rate among low-income Hispanic men and women born outside of the United States remains relatively high compared with other low-income groups. It is important for researchers and programs who work with Hispanic families to consider the important diversity within Hispanic families, across characteristics such as nativity, to […]

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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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