Household Complexity: Low-Income Hispanic Children in the U.S.

Kimberly J. Turner, Child Trends
Lina Guzman, Child Trends
Mindy E. Scott, Child Trends

Using recent nationally representative data, we examine the household complexity of low-income Hispanic children in the U.S. Specifically, we report on the size of their households, their family structure, the composition and crowdedness of their household, and the employment status of adult household members. Critically, we explore variation by parental nativity status within the Hispanic population, while also providing comparisons to low-income white and black children. This information will help researchers and practitioners understand the diverse living arrangements of low-income Hispanic children, and to better serve a large, growing, high-need population.

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 Presented in Session P1. Marriage, Unions, Families, and Households