The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families’ latest research highlights young Latino children and families are resilient despite limited resources. Despite many having low levels of income and education, Latino parents have stable relationships and home environments as well job security – often predictive of future, positive, child well-being. The Center’s research show this is not only true for Latinos in general, but Latino immigrant families.
Their latest brief series, La Familia: Latino Families Strong and Stable, Despite Limited Resources, provides a snapshot of early child development as well as family change and stability for low-income Hispanic mothers, fathers, and young boys.
Key research findings include:
- Latino boys have many of the cognitive and social-emotional skills important for school success.
- Latino boys tend to live in homes with high levels of family functioning despite fewer parents resources of investments compared to white boys.
- Differences between young Latino girls and boys are fewer than differences between Latino boys and white boys.
- Latina mothers experience high levels of family stability and low levels of parenting & economic stress in the first five years of their child’s life compared to white and black mothers.
- The majority of Hispanic fathers live with all their children and their romantic partner.
- Most Hispanic fathers are employed.
Read the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families’ latest research here