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Mothers' citizenship status and household food insecurity among low-income children of immigrants.
New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2008 Fall; 2008(121):43-62.ND

Abstract

Recent data have shown that children of immigrant noncitizens experience more persistent and higher levels of food insecurity than the children of citizens following welfare reform. However, little is known about the range of factors that might explain different rates of food insecurity in the different populations. In this study, the authors used national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort to assess this question, using multivariate probit regression analyses in a low-income sample. They found that households of children (foreign and U.S.-born) with noncitizen mothers are at substantially greater risk of food insecurity than their counterparts with citizen mothers and that demographic characteristics such as being Latina, levels of maternal education, and large household size explain about half of the difference in rates.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, IL, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18792952

Citation

Kalil, Ariel, and Jen-Hao Chen. "Mothers' Citizenship Status and Household Food Insecurity Among Low-income Children of Immigrants." New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, vol. 2008, no. 121, 2008, pp. 43-62.
Kalil A, Chen JH. Mothers' citizenship status and household food insecurity among low-income children of immigrants. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2008;2008(121):43-62.
Kalil, A., & Chen, J. H. (2008). Mothers' citizenship status and household food insecurity among low-income children of immigrants. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2008(121), 43-62. https://doi.org/10.1002/cd.222
Kalil A, Chen JH. Mothers' Citizenship Status and Household Food Insecurity Among Low-income Children of Immigrants. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2008;2008(121):43-62. PubMed PMID: 18792952.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mothers' citizenship status and household food insecurity among low-income children of immigrants. AU - Kalil,Ariel, AU - Chen,Jen-Hao, PY - 2008/9/17/pubmed PY - 2009/1/10/medline PY - 2008/9/17/entrez SP - 43 EP - 62 JF - New directions for child and adolescent development JO - New Dir Child Adolesc Dev VL - 2008 IS - 121 N2 - Recent data have shown that children of immigrant noncitizens experience more persistent and higher levels of food insecurity than the children of citizens following welfare reform. However, little is known about the range of factors that might explain different rates of food insecurity in the different populations. In this study, the authors used national data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort to assess this question, using multivariate probit regression analyses in a low-income sample. They found that households of children (foreign and U.S.-born) with noncitizen mothers are at substantially greater risk of food insecurity than their counterparts with citizen mothers and that demographic characteristics such as being Latina, levels of maternal education, and large household size explain about half of the difference in rates. SN - 1534-8687 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18792952/Mothers'_citizenship_status_and_household_food_insecurity_among_low_income_children_of_immigrants_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/cd.222 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -