Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America's New Non-Majority Generation



Released in July 2013. Children of immigrants currently account for one out of every four children in the United States. Census Bureau projections indicate that by 2018, fewer than half of the children in the U.S. will be White, and by 2043, Whites will no longer be the majority of our nation’s population. It is the American-born children and grandchildren of immigrants that are leading this change in our demographics and will be setting the course for the future of this country. This is the first report (by the Foundation for Child Development) to present comparisons of child well-being across White, Hispanic, Black, and Asian race-ethnic groups, as well as comparisons between children within these groups whose parents are and are not immigrants. The findings offer both promising insights into the well-being of many children in immigrant families, and devastating evidence of persistent disparities in children's well-being based on race-ethnicity, home language, and immigrant status.

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