Children of Immigrants: 2008 State Trends Update

Brief 17

Posted September 12, 2010
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Urban Institute and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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This brief presents trends about children of immigrants, including links to race, poverty and education. Brief 17 – based on data from the 2007 and 2008 American Community Surveys – updates; Brief 9, “Children of Immigrants: National and State Characteristics,” which looked at children of immigrants as of 2005-06. 

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Key Takeaway

There are more Immigrant Children in Poverty

Children of immigrants account for 29% of poor children and 30% of low-income children in the United States. Additionally, about half of children of immigrants live in low-income families, compared with 35% of native-born children – which, in turn, adversely affects other characteristics of these children, including their educational opportunities.