Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Social Factors That Affect The Experiences Of Children

A traditional family is defined by the marriage of a man, woman, and/ or a child. Today, less than half of the children in this nation live in such a family. Families have become more complex and less â€Å"traditional† (Livington, 2014). According to Livington (2014), Americans are delaying marriage or avoiding it altogether. This is largely due to the factor that women are attaining careers and not getting married and having children. Another factor that contributes to this movement away from the traditional family, is the fact that with some states not allowing marriage between two people of the same sex, many couples do not find the necessity to marry if they are not going to adopt or have children. In this paper, I will describe some of†¦show more content†¦Some of the social factors affecting the Latino children population include family and household demographics, language patterns, educational level challenges, poverty and unemployment rates, and health and in surance rates. Latino Children Origin and Language Patterns Nearly 70 percent of Latino children are of Mexican origin. The next largest origin groups include Puerto Ricans (1.6 million), Salvadorans (587,000), Dominicans (448,000), Cubans (394,000), Guatemalans (363,000) and Colombians (236,000) (Saenz, 2014). Although Latino children come from a vast array of countries, more than 90 percent are born in the United States or born abroad to U.S. citizens. As a result of this, the language patterns of Latino children have strong ties to their ancestral roots. About three-fifths of Latino children are bilingual. They speak Spanish at home but are also fluent in English. This is an extremely important factor for the Latino community. Public schools are effectively teaching Latino children to speak English but at home they converse in Spanish with their families. Family Households Poverty and Unemployment Rates The majority of Latino children (54 percent) live in a married household. The next quarter live in households headed by a single female and about one sixth live with a grandparent or a single father (Saenz 2014). In some instances, some

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