Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children

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Title: Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children
Author: Borjas, George J.
Citation: Borjas, George. 2011. Poverty and Program Participation among Immigrant Children. The Future of Children 21(1): 247-266.
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Abstract: Researchers have long known that poverty in childhood is linked with a range of negative adult socioeconomic outcomes, from lower educational achievement and behavioral problems to lower earnings in the labor market. But few researchers have explored whether exposure to a disadvantaged background affects immigrant children and native children differently. George Borjas uses Current Population Survey (CPS) data on two specific indicators of poverty—the poverty rate and the rate of participation in public assistance programs—to begin answering that question. He finds that immigrant children have significantly higher rates both of poverty and of program participation than do native children.
Published Version: http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/21_01_11.pdf
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