two new briefs
, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families adds to its assessment and inventory of the national data infrastructure for understanding the diversity of Hispanic families.
the first brief
Lina Guzman and Maria Ramos-Olazagasti
reviewed more than 20 large, mostly national data sets for the inclusion of measures that are critical for understanding Hispanic family life. In
, they assessed the utility of using the Administration for Children and Families’ Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM) Evaluation data set to understand Hispanic family life.
National surveys are used by policymakers and program developers to allocate resources and to inform policy and practice.
Guzman and Ramos-Olazagasti emphasize the need for a new national panel of U.S. households, and outline recommendations for future data collection to help reflect our increasingly diverse population and its growing number of Latino families.