Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

Organization: Pew Hispanic Center.

This report provides an in-depth look at Latino children who live in poverty. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the single largest group of poor children is not white. Topics included in this report are: 'The Demographics of Childhood Poverty Among Latino Children', 'The U.S. Poverty Rate', 'Poverty Patterns Among Hispanic Children', 'A Profile of Latino Children in Poverty', 'Demographic Profiles of Poor Latino, White and Black Children' and 'Latino Children in Poverty: 1993, 2007 and 2010'. This report includes information from The CPS March Supplement, also known as Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC). It contains a survey of about 100,000 households conducted by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is representative of the non-institutionalized population of the U.S. and is the source for annual, national official estimates of the number of persons living in poverty in the U.S. It also provides annual national estimates of income and health insurance coverage.


Lopez, M.H. & Velasco, G. (2011). Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation. Pew Hispanic Center .