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Efforts to Promote Children’s Economic Security Must Address Needs of Hard-Working Immigrant Families

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty

Author(s): Kinsey Alden Dinan

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: immigrant families; welfare

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States


Virtually all immigrant families are headed by working parents, but low wages and a lack of employer benefits mean that their children are disproportionately likely to be low income and experience other hardships. Efforts to promote the economic security of America's children must include the children of immigrants, most of whom are U.S. citizens who will remain here for life.