14 April 2021
A significant share of immigrant par- dominated among the state’s immigrant parents ents also had less than a ninth-grade education—9 of young and elementary-school-age children, fol- percent of parents of children from each age band, lowed by smaller and roughly similar populations of as compared to 2 percent of native-born parents of White, Latino, and Black parents. [...] S.-BORN PARENTS OF YOUNG AND ELEMENTARY-SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN TABLE 1 Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Years in the United States of Parents in Ohio, by Nativity and Age of Their Children, 2014–18 Parents with Children Parents with Children Ages 0 to 4 Ages 5 to 10 Immigrants U. [...] These shares were higher than those for total population of parents in Ohio, 20 percent of native-born parents, where 39 percent of those with low-income parents of children ages 0 to 4 and 19 children ages 0 to 4 and 35 percent of those with percent of low-income parents of children ages 5 to children ages 5 to 10 lived in low-income families. [...] While immigrants were less than working immigrant parents of children ages 0 to 4 10 percent of the total population of parents in Ohio, and ages 5 to 10 in Ohio were employed in indus- 14 percent of parents of children ages 0 to 4 and tries vital to the COVID-19 response, which include 13 percent of parents of children ages 5 to 10 who health care, essential retail, and some manufactur- were not. [...] Nearly half of Ohio’s immigrant parents of children ages 0 to 4 (48 percent) and 5 to 10 (45 percent) One in four working immigrant were working in low-skilled jobs—higher shares parents of children ages 0 to 4 than their native-born peers (41 percent for parents and ages 5 to 10 in Ohio were of children ages 0 to 4 and 38 percent for those with children ages 5 to 10).3 employed in industries vita.