Analysis of Asian and Latino Subgroups Finds Additional Barriers to Success

Posted April 1, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

There are clear differences in the extent of barriers to success among subgroups of Asian and Latino children. Although Asian-American children scored the highest on well-being indicators, kids of Southeast Asian descent have poorer outcomes than their peers. For example, Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian children are the least likely to live in families with incomes at or greater than 200 percent of the poverty line. For Latinos, kids of Mexican and Central American descent face the biggest barriers. Children from Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala are the least likely to live in families with incomes at or above 200 percent of the poverty line. Latino children in immigrant families also have some of the steepest obstacles to overcome of any group.

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