Brief The Health and Well-Being of Young Children of Immigrants
Randolph Capps, Michael E. Fix, Jason Ost, Jane Reardon-Anderson, Jeffrey S. Passel
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This brief summarizes the findings of the report, "The Health and Well-Being of Young Children of Immigrants", which focuses on the 5.1 million children of immigrants under age 6 in the United States. Young children of immigrants with two parents are three times as likely to be poor as children of natives, and so marriage is not an antidote to poverty for these children. Despite higher economic hardship, young children of immigrants are less likely than native counterparts to receive TANF, food stamps, or housing assistance. They are also less likely to be in center-based child care, potentially limiting their preparation for schooling.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Child care Economic well-being Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population