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International migration between Mexico and the United States has profound implications for immigrant-sending communities in Mexico. We hypothesize that international migration may increase the risk of overweight and obesity among children in immigrant-sending households, particularly among low-SES children. We use the Mexican Family Life Survey to examine(More)
This research examines the relationship between maternal employment and child overweight among fifth grade Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children. Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten (ECLS-K) cohort fifth grade sample (N = 4,360) were analyzed. OLS regression models were estimated predicting percentile BMI as a function of(More)
This study examines the relationship between timely immunization series completion among children of immigrants and parental nativity, residential duration in the United States, and citizenship status. We analyzed data from the childhood immunization supplement of the 2000–2003 National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS). Combined 4:3:1:3:3 immunization series(More)
This paper brings attention to the effects of PRWORA on householdlevel Food Stamps recipiency, Food Stamps allotments, and food security among children of immigrants using the Survey of Program Dynamics. This paper further seeks to examine the affect of cutbacks on welfare allotments on “mixed status” families and whether any such changes in Food Stamps(More)
Much of the research examining the patterns, timing, and socioeconomic characteristics of child overweight has been limited by the lack of longitudinal nationally representative data with sufficiently large or diverse samples. We used the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), a nationally representative sample of US(More)
This paper uses school-level data available from the Schools and Staffing Survey and the California Department of Education to assess the extent to which African Americans versus non-Hispanic whites attend schools with children with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). When examined at the national level, LEP students do not “crowd” the schools attended by(More)