Brief Financial Help among Family and Friends in Vulnerable Neighborhoods
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Part 2: Who Receives?
Lynette A. Rawlings, Kerstin Gentsch
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In the second fact we examine what percent of respondents in low-income neighborhoods received financial help in the last 12 months from families and friends or from other people they live with. Overall, 25 percent of respondents received financial help from families and friends. This figure differs substantially by nativity. Moreover, the patterns of receiving help from family and friends are fairly similar across race and ethnic groups for U.S.-born respondents, whereas the percent of immigrant respondents who received help from family and friends differed sizably among region of origin.
Research Areas Social safety net Race and equity Immigrants and immigration
Tags Poverty Racial and ethnic disparities Immigrant children, families, and communities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Opportunity and ownership Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Immigrant communities and racial equity Racial barriers to accessing the safety net