Brief Immigrant Well-Being in New York and Los Angeles
Michael E. Fix, Randolph Capps
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Despite their strong attachment to the labor force, large numbers of immigrants and their families in New York and Los Angeles have low incomes, lack health insurance, and are food insecure. The most powerful predictor of poverty and hardship is their limited English skills. Legal immigrants arriving after welfare reform's enactment in 1996--who have the most restricted access to public benefits--are poorer than immigrants arriving before the law's enactment.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Economic well-being Hunger and food assistance Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant communities demographics and trends Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy