Child Poverty Disproportionately Hits Children of Immigrants

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A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation argues that poverty disproportionately affects children of immigrants. 2017 Race for Results explores the health, education and socioeconomic status of children from different racial backgrounds. According to the report, children of immigrants account for 30 percent of all children from low-income families and are more likely to struggle in school. Certification programs for foreign-trained workers and policies that prioritize keeping immigrant families together could improve outcomes for these children and their parents, the authors argue.

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