In 2006, there were almost 36 million immigrants in the U.S., representing over 12 percent of the population. Immigrant parents represent a diverse group from across the globe, and the population of immigrant fathers has varied characteristics. Immigrant fathers are less likely than native-born fathers to have a high school education--a factor associated with lower income--but immigrant fathers are also more likely to reside with their children--due to marriage or cohabitation. This fact sheet discusses the implications of immigrant fathers' diversity and its impact on involvement with children. (Author abstract)
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