There are 1.3 million children in Black immigrant families in the United States, most with parents from Africa and the Caribbean. The Children account for 11 percent of all Black children in America and represent a rapidly growing segment of the U.S. population; yet they remain neglected by research.
To address this important gap in knowledge, The Migration Policy Institutes's (MPI) National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy conducted a project to examine the well-being and development of children in Black Immigrant families from birth to age 10.
In May 2012, we shared the first three papers, an additional four are now available:
- Parenting Behavior, Health, and Cognitive Development among Children in Black Immigrant Families: Comparing the United States and the United Kingdom
- Patterns and Predictors of School Readiness and Early Childhood Success among Children in Black Immigrant Families
Visit the Migration Policy Institute Children of Black Immigrants Project Online for more information.