This recent report by the Foundation for Child Development is the first national study that analyzes child well-being in the U.S. by race, ethnicity and immigration status. Its research presents “devastating evidence of persistent disparities” between children of different backgrounds.
The report also found that:
- Hispanic children with immigrant parents were found to be just as likely to live with a securely employed parent as Hispanic children with U.S.-born parents, and substantially more likely to live with two parents and to be born healthy.
- Children of immigrants (as compared to those with U.S.-born parents) in each of the race-ethnic groups, in fact, were found to be at least as likely to have a securely employed parent, more likely to be born at a healthy birth weight and to survive the first year of life, and more likely to live in a two-parent family.
- Hispanic children of immigrant parents and Black children of U.S.-born parents fell behind all other groups for nearly half of all indicators studied.
Read the report here.