Brief A Profile of Low-Income Working Immigrant Families
Randolph Capps, Michael E. Fix, Everett Henderson, Jane Reardon-Anderson
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Immigrants compose a large and growing share of U.S. workers, and of low-income working families. In 2001 immigrants were one fifth of all low-wage workers, and immigrant families were one-quarter of all low-income working families. Like other low-income families, immigrants face economic hardship and need work supports such as tax credits, food, housing assistance, health care, and child care. Immigrant families, however, are less likely to be eligible for or have access to needed benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and child care subsidies.
Research Areas Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Child care Children's health and development Economic well-being Child welfare Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy