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How Employment Constraints Affect Low-Income Working Parents' Child Care Decisions

February 24, 2012

Based on interviews, examines how low earnings, job instability, workplace inflexibility with irregular schedules and little paid time off, and limited childcare options in poor communities shape childcare decisions. Outlines policy implications.

Children of Immigrants: Growing National and State Diversity

October 1, 2011

Examines 2000-09 trends in the number of children of immigrants, both U.S.- and foreign-born, compared with children of native-born parents, as a share of the overall child population by state and race/ethnicity.

Children of Immigrants: The Changing Face of Metropolitan America

October 1, 2011

Examines trends in the populations of immigrants and children of immigrants in the hundred largest metropolitan areas, including growth in numbers and as a share of the overall population, racial/ethnic composition, age, and variations among metro areas.

Children of Immigrants: Economic Well-Being

November 24, 2010

Explores the family incomes; economic well-being, including food security and housing; and use of public benefits among children of immigrants by parents' country of origin and years in the Unites States and compared with native families.

Young Children of Immigrants: The Leading Edge of America's Future

August 31, 2010

Highlights data on the population of children of immigrants up to age 8, distribution by state, parents' origins, school enrollment rates, English proficiency, and family characteristics, including parent's citizenship, education, and income level.

The Integration of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland: A Look at Children of Immigrants and Their Families in Maryland

June 30, 2010

Analyzes the population, distribution, origins, family structure, and school readiness and performance of children with at least one foreign-born parent, as well as parents' education, income, homeownership, and public benefit use. Explores implications.

Facing Our Future: Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

February 2, 2010

Based on interviews, examines the effects of the arrest, detention, and/or deportation of undocumented parents on their children, including changes in behavior, food sufficiency, and housing. Explores community responses. Makes policy recommendations.

Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America's Children

November 1, 2007

Examines the immediate and long-term impact of worksite immigration raids on children with undocumented parents at three sites, including on their care, housing, economic hardship, and mental health, as well as community response. Makes recommendations.

Framework for a New Safety Net for Low-Income Working Families

June 1, 2007

Describes the complex array of public programs and private benefits that can help low-income working families chart a course toward steady work, economic security, and healthy development for their children.