The U.S.-born children of black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America display strong signs of school readiness, compared with their native-born black peers and children born to Hispanic immigrants, a study concludes.
The findings draw on a federal longitudinal study that tracked more than 10,000 children from birth to school entry.
In a report published by the Washington-based Migration Policy Institute, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro found that children of black immigrants are more likely than the other groups studied to come from families with high rates of marriage, parental education and employment, and English proficiency.
Black immigrant parents also were more likely to enroll their children in center-based care during the preschool years.
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