ERIC Number: ED498316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Children in Immigrant Families: A California Data Brief
This brief presents the most current data available on the health, education and family well-being of children in California's immigrant families, who represent 51% of the state's total child population. It challenges misinformed and negative stereotypes about children in immigrant families. For example, 85% of children from immigrant families in California are U.S. citizens, and nearly three-quarters of them are bilingual. The brief presents data showing that adults in immigrant families have less formal education. Children in imigrant families are less likely to attend preschool. English learners are less likely to meet California's academic achievement standards. The report also highlights the difficult, additional challenges faced by immigrant children and their families, such as barriers to English language acquisition and lower rates of health insurance coverage versus their non-immigrant peers.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Immigrants, Child Health, Child Welfare, Well Being, Stereotypes, Misconceptions, Bilingual Students, English (Second Language), Academic Achievement, State Standards, Access to Health Care, Health Insurance, Parent Influence, Family Income, Educational Attainment, Preschool Education, Exit Examinations, Dropout Rate, Prenatal Care, Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Employment Level
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California