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Understanding Latino Children and Families’ Well-being Requires Data Disaggregated by Birth Within or Outside the United States

March 13, 2024

This brief from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, builds on previous findings and on their previous work showing that the challenges, opportunities, and lived experiences of Latinx individuals vary significantly by their nativity status—a term used to distinguish people who were born in the United States from those who were born outside it- and that these differences are tied in significant ways to their and their children’s well-being. These differences should be considered when examining how policies and programs support the diverse needs of Latino individuals.

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