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ERIC Number: ED451285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Hardship among Children of Immigrants: Findings from the 1999 National Survey of America's Families. New Federalism: National Survey of America's Families, Series B, No. B-29. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Capps, Randy
This report assesses hardship among children of immigrants nationwide and in states with large immigrant populations (California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington). Data from the 1999 National Survey of America's Families show that hardship is greater for children of immigrants than for the children of U.S. natives. In 1998, nearly one-quarter of all children of immigrants lived in poverty compared with 16 percent of children of natives. Nationwide, 37 percent of all children of immigrants lived in families dealing with difficulties affording food, compared with 27 percent of children of natives. Texas, Florida, and Colorado had the most immigrants with food concerns, and all three provided relatively limited assistance for immigrants ineligible for food stamps. Children of immigrants were more than twice as likely as children of natives to live in families paying over 50 percent of their income for housing, and they were more than four times as likely to live in crowded housing. Texas and Florida had the highest uninsured rates for children of immigrants and the least generous health insurance program for immigrants. Nationally, 22 percent of children of immigrants were uninsured, more than twice the rate for children of natives. Children of immigrants were also more than three times as likely to lack a usual source of health care and more than twice as likely to be in fair or poor health. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, KY.; Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; Florida; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; Texas; Washington