Mexican American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Findings From the Census 2000 American Community Survey

@inproceedings{FullerThomson2007MexicanAG,
  title={Mexican American Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Findings From the Census 2000 American Community Survey},
  author={Esme Fuller-Thomson and Meredith Minkler},
  year={2007}
}
Using nationally representative data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey/ American Community Survey, this article documents the profile of the estimated 177,000 Mexican American grandparents aged 45 and older who were raising their grandchildren in 2000. One in 20 Mexican Americans was raising a grandchild, a proportion four times higher than that of non- Hispanic Whites. When compared with their non-caregiving Mexican American peers, grandparent caregivers had higher rates of poverty (30… CONTINUE READING
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