This article summarizes the findings of a recent study that the Foundation for Child Development published about the well-being of immigrant families. It concluded the race and economic position is far more important than the actual immigrant status of students in determining how they did in school.
According to Donald J. Hernandez, the study’s author and a sociology professor at Hunter College, at the City University of New York, “The groups that are worse off are Hispanic children of immigrant parents and black children of U.S. parents. It is kind of surprising because we typically think of children of immigrants as not doing as well, and it’s really a more nuanced picture that cuts over multiple indicators.”
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