Hispanic Children & Families

The Hispanic population represents one of the largest, most demographically diverse populations in the country, at over 62 million people and a quarter of all U.S. children. With the U.S. Census projecting that 28 percent of the U.S. population will be of Hispanic heritage by 2060, it is more important than ever to invest in the futures of Latino families and children: Those futures are indelibly linked to the future of the nation. In supporting Latino families with children, Child Trends’ interdisciplinary team adopts a strength-based, culturally responsive approach to our research that explores the heterogeneity of the Latino population while underscoring the importance of social determinants in influencing child well-being.  

Research from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Featured Experts

Lina Guzman

Chief Strategy OfficerDirector of the Hispanic Institute

Lorena Aceves

Research Scientist II

Yiyu Chen

Research Scientist II

Elizabeth Wildsmith

Research Scholar, Reproductive Health and Family Formation

Manica F. Ramos

Senior Research Scientist II

Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti

Senior Research Scientist IIProgram Area Director, Population-Focused Research

Alicia Torres

Senior Director of Communication Science

Elizabeth Villegas

Research Scientist II