Connecticut’s Children: Race and Ethnicity Matter

Back • Publication Date: May 17th, 2007

Authors: Priscilla Canny, Ph.D., Douglas Hall, Ph.D. and Rafael Mejia

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This report highlights stark contrasts among white, African-American, and Hispanic/Latino children in Connecticut, on key indicators such as poverty, family structure, school completion, and homeownership. For example, compared to White, non-Hispanic children, African American and Latino children are:

  • seven times more likely to live in poverty,
  • two to four times more likely to drop out of high school, and
  • more likely to lag behind in reading, math and science.