child care, crises, Midwest, Hispanic American families, poverty
While the child care crisis has touched nearly every corner of America, impacting families of diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, this report will examine its impact on the Hispanic community. With a population of 59.9 million, Hispanics are the largest minority population in the United States and contribute to the rich and diverse fabric of American life. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines Hispanic as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.” Hispanic families in the United States, made up of both immigrants and nativeborn citizens, disproportionally lack access to a varied array of affordable child care providers. Nearly 60 percent of Hispanic families reside in a child care desert.
Source Publication Title
The Hatfield Prize Report
Center for Public Justice
Bogle, K., & Foreman, A. M. (2020). The Child Care Crisis and Its Impact on Hispanic Families. The Hatfield Prize Report, 5. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.dordt.edu/faculty_work/1342