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The role of parental immigration status in Latino families' child care selection

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Ha, Yoonsook; Ybarra, Marci
Date Issued: December, 2014
Description: Prior studies that have investigated child care arrangements among Latino immigrant families have often overlooked the role of parental immigration status and neighborhood factors in shaping child care selection. Thus, this study considers the effects of parental immigration status and neighborhood contexts, on child care selection among Latino immigrant families using a sample of 862 young children (ages 0-5) from the 2001 Los Angeles Families and Neighborhood Survey. Results from a hierarchical multinomial regression model suggest that, irrespective of immigration status, children of Latina mothers were significantly less likely to use center-based care than parental care, but the relationship was stronger for the children of undocumented Latina mothers. The findings also indicate that children living in poor neighborhoods were less likely to use formal center-based care, all else equal. (author abstract)
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Journal Title: Children and Youth Services Review
Volume Number: 47, Part 3
Issue Number:
Page Range: 342-351
Note: This resource is based on data from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey
Topics: Parents & Families > Selection Of Child Care & Early Education Arrangements

Parents & Families > Parent/Family Characteristics > Race/Ethnicity

Parents & Families > Parent/Family Characteristics > Immigrant & Migrant Status
Country: United States
ISSN: 0190-7409 Paper
1873-7765 Online
Peer Reviewed: yes
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