Understanding the living arrangements of Latino immigrants: a life course approach

Int Migr Rev. Spring 1998;32(1):3-19.


"Using data from the 1990 [U.S.] Panel Study of Income Dynamics Latino Sample, this study examines three competing hypotheses for understanding extended family living among Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban immigrants. The findings indicate no significant relationship between living with extended kin and cultural indicators--such as English fluency--or economic factors--such as employment and income. Rather, the data support a life course explanation. Extended family living arrangements among Latino immigrants represent a resource generating strategy for caring for young children and older adults."

MeSH terms

  • Americas
  • Culture*
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • Economics*
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Family Characteristics*
  • Family*
  • Geography
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • North America
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Residence Characteristics*
  • Transients and Migrants
  • United States