Children in Immigrant Families Less Likely to Be Financially Secure

Posted January 30, 2015
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Blog kidsinimmigrantfamilieslesssecure 2015

In 2013, 27% of chil­dren in immi­grant fam­i­lies had par­ents with­out secure employ­ment, com­pared to 32% of kids in U.S.-born fam­i­lies. Although they are more like­ly to have par­ents with full-time year-round employ­ment, kids in immi­grant fam­i­lies are more like­ly to live in low-income work­ing fam­i­lies than their U.S.-born coun­ter­parts (37% vs. 22%). Dis­crep­an­cy in income may help explain this trend. In 2013, the medi­an fam­i­ly income among immi­grant fam­i­lies with chil­dren was $49,600, com­pared to $61,600 for kids in U.S.-born families. 

Explore new Income and Employ­ment data avail­able for the nation, states and 50 largest U.S. cities in the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter:

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