The Racial Gap in Parental Education

Koball, Heather; Chau, Michelle M.; Douglas-Hall, Ayana

Although education is one of the most effective ways that parents can raise their families' incomes, black and Latino children benefit less from higher levels of parental education than do white and Asian children. Latino children are the least likely to have a parent who attended college. Both black and Latino children are more likely to be low income, even when their parents have some college education and are employed full-time.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 6, 2010