Date of Article: April 2021
In April 2021, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released a series of fact sheets on immigrant parents, highlighting the unique obstacles they face in supporting their children’s education while integrating into American communities. They also posted cross tabulations for the 50 most populous counties in the US. The LAC reviewed the data for four New York City (NYC) counties including Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan) and Queens and presents some key findings below. The MPI research staff were also gracious enough to provide statistics for NYC as a whole and allowed us to compare borough statistics to the city as a whole.
The data provided by MPI comes from the American Community Survey conducted by the US Census Department and is based on the 2014-2018 survey results. The US and state fact sheets can be found at: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/immigrant-us-born-parents-young-children. The link for the Excel files can also be found at the same URL.
Some key findings of interest to the NYC adult literacy community include: