A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths and Challenges.

Father hugging his son from behind and they are both smiling.
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Karberg, Elizabeth.
Guzman, Lina.
Cook, Elizabeth.
Scott, Mindy.
Cabrera, Natasha.
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In this brief, authors analyze nationally representative data about Latino fathers. Using data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), they examine a sample of Latino fathers ages 18 to 44 with biological children ages zero to 18 years old. Given previous research that has shown that the family experiences of Hispanic children differ in many respects by whether their parents are immigrants or U.S.-born, they examine differences among immigrant and non-immigrant (i.e., U.S.-born) Latino fathers. By focusing on these differences rather than how Latino fathers compare to other ethnic groups, they aim to gain a better understanding of who Latino fathers are and the diversity among them. They present key socio-demographic information, such as fathers’ educational attainment and residential, marital, and employment status, because these characteristics have been linked to father engagement and child well-being in previous studies. (Author abstract)

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