Research Report Raising the Future: Parenting Practices among Immigrant Mothers
Julia Gelatt, H. Elizabeth Peters, Heather Koball, William Monson
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To understand how children of immigrants are faring in the United States, it is important to examine contextual factors. In this paper, we analyze family influences; specifically, differences in parenting among immigrant mothers with different national origins, focusing on mothers from Mexico, other Latin American countries, China, and other Asian countries. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort, we look at the economic, work, social support, and health contexts in which immigrant families are situated, and at differences in parenting practices. We then explore whether differences in contexts mediate the parenting differences our analyses reveal.
Research Areas Families Immigrants and immigration Children and youth
Tags Immigrant children, families, and communities Parenting Kids in context
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population