Children of Low-Income, Recent Immigrants

Douglas-Hall, Ayana; Koball, Heather

Two-thirds (65%) of children of recent immigrants—2.1 million—are low-income. For these children the challenges in academic, physical, emotional, and social development usually associated with economic insecurity are likely to be exacerbated by language barriers, the process of migration and acculturation, and restrictions on access to safety net programs.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 8, 2010