Pew: Hispanic Children in Poverty Pass Others

Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 02:33 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
More Hispanic children in the United States are living in poverty than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a study by the Pew Hispanic Center. The finding marks the first time in U.S. history that white children have been surpassed as the poorest group of children.

The report found that 6.1 million Latino children were living in poverty last year. In 2010, 37.3 percent of poor children were Latino, 30.5 percent were white, and 26.6 percent were black, Pew said.

“This negative milestone for Hispanics is a product of their growing numbers, high birth rates, and declining economic fortunes,” Pew reported. “According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hispanics today make up a record 16.3 percent of the total U.S. population. But they comprise an even larger share — 23.1 percent — of the nation's children, a disparity driven mainly by high birth rates among Hispanic immigrants.”

About 4.1 million of the 6.1 million Latino children living in poverty are children of immigrant parents, with more than 85 percent being born in the United States. The recession is largely responsible for the numbers as the unemployment rate for Hispanics steadily crept up and now stands at 11.1 percent compared to the national rate of 9.1 percent.

Before the recession, which officially lasted from 2007 to 2009, more white children lived in poverty than Hispanic children.

“However, since 2007, that pattern has reversed,” the report said. “Between 2007 and 2010, an additional 1.6 million Hispanic children lived in poverty, an increase of 36.3 percent. By contrast, even though the number of white and black children living in poverty also grew, their numbers grew more slowly — up 17.6 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Health Institute's Troy: US Healthcare Aided Doctor With Ebola

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 15:08 PM

Experts may one day be able to discern the reasons why Dr. Kent Brantly beat the odds in recovering from the Ebola virus . . .

Mapping California's Drought: Rapid Progression in 4 Years

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 15:05 PM

California's extreme drought conditions have progressed rapidly since 2011, when maps based on reports from the U.S. Dro . . .

Project Hopes To Connect Korean War Veterans With Photos

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 14:04 PM

For years, Korean War veteran Betty Perkins-Carpenter kept old wartime photos in envelopes in a file cabinet, but now th . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved