Latino children are one of Massachusetts' fastest-growing segments of the population. However, evidence suggests that the social and economic context in which Latino children live does not adequately support their development and overall wellbeing. Nearly a third of Latino children in the United States live in very low-opportunity neighborhoods as defined by a scale of educational, health, environmental, and socioeconomic outcomes. Compared to non-Latino children, Latinos are more likely to grow up in households below the federal poverty threshold and less likely to have a mother with at least a Bachelor's degree. The research included in this report aims to highlight the challenges that Latino children faced before COVID-19 and provide a baseline for future research on this vital segment of Massachusetts' population.
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Granberry, Phillip; Alvarez, Alejandro; Agarwal, Vishakha; Torres-Ardila, Fabián; and Gaston Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, "A Portrait of Latino Children: The Gap with Non-Latinos in Massachusetts" (2021). Gastón Institute Publications. 266.