The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland Part 2

A Look at Children of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland

By The Urban Institute, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

July 1, 2010

Summary

This report examines the increase and origins in the children of immigrants in Maryland between 1990 and 2006. The report looks at family characteristics such as parent education, English skills, income and use of public benefits. Part of the report describes school-age children of immigrants and discusses trends in Maryland public school needs and enrollment. 

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Key Takeaway

Most Maryland immigrants are educated and speak English

Overall, children of immigrants in Maryland have parents with high levels of educational attainment and English proficiency. Highly educated parents are generally expected to earn higher incomes—when they are not underemployed—and their families are less likely than families with less educated parents to use public assistance. However, while European and Asian origin families fit this bill, the most vulnerable children in Maryland are of Mexican and Central American origin. These families are more likely  to be less well educated, employed and not English proficient.

Findings & Stats

Definitions

“Children of immigrants” are children living with at least one foreign-born parent

Who's Here

No racial or ethnic group predominates among children of immigrants in Maryland.  

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