National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

Launched in 2013, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is a collaboration between Child Trends and three university based research partners and serves as a hub of research-based information on low-income Hispanic children and families. The Center’s goals are to advance a rigorous agenda, build research capacity, and disseminate evidence to diverse stakeholders across academia, policy and practice. Dr. Gennetian leads the Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency area, one of four topical areas of focus for the Center. The Poverty and Economic Self-Sufficiency research examines economic instability, use and experiences with government programs and benefits and Hispanic parents time in work and with children considering the heterogeneity of Hispanic children across dimensions of parents’ U.S. nativity status, ethnic origin and English language proficiency.