Featured Publications

A Guide to Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Programs for Hispanic Couples and Families

Apr 2015 | Mindy E. Scott, Shelby Hickman, Eliza Brown, Bianca Faccio

To better understand what healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) and responsible fatherhood (RF) programs are doing to reach and serve Hispanic families, we conducted an extensive review of programs serving Hispanic couples and fathers. Based upon this review, we developed a program guide summarizing multiple aspects of HMRE and RF programs that target and serve Hispanic populations.

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The Complex and Varied Households of Low-Income Hispanic Children

Jan 2015 | Kimberly Turner, Lina Guzman, Elizabeth Wildsmith, Mindy E. Scott

This research brief examines the household composition of low-income Hispanic children, based on our analyses of recent nationally-representative data. We report on the size and structure of low-income children’s households and the employment status of adult household members. We also explore variation in these patterns by whether the parents were born in the United States or outside it, in light of the unique challenges that immigrant households may face.

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State of Young Hispanic Children

Nov 2014 | Child Trends

This fact sheet includes information about demographics, education, the family, and the health of Hispanic children.

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Math Scores Add Up for Hispanic Students: States and School Districts Notable for Recent Gains by Hispanic Students in Mathematics

Nov 2014 | Natalia E. Pane

This report shows significant gains in math achievement by Hispanic fourth- and eighth-graders across the nation—the equivalent of one grade level in the last ten years (2003-3013). Using data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Child Trends reviewed and compared fourth and eighth grade math scores in the nation, states, large cities, and select school districts. The report highlights those regions with top scores and the largest increases.

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