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Utah’s Immigrant and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children: Key Sociodemographic Characteristics

16 April 2021

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3 Educational Attainment 2 General Demographic and English Proficiency Characteristics Low levels of formal education and limited English Immigrants comprised 13 percent of all parents of proficiency (LEP) can pose barriers to the integration children ages 0 to 4 and 15 percent of all parents of of immigrant parents and can make it challenging children ages 5 to 10 in Utah. [...] 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 Utah, 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. [...] Despite im- proportionately large share of all low-income par- migrants representing approximately 14 percent of ents in the state, comprising 21 percent of all low-in- the total population of parents in Utah, 59 percent come parents of children ages 0 to 4 and 27 percent of low-income parents of children ages 0 to 4 and 63 of all low-income parents of children ages 5 to 10. [...] This of young and elementary-school-age children in was the case for 35 percent of immigrant parents Utah, and the especially strong relationship between of children ages 0 to 4 and 5 to 10, compared to 20 poverty and low levels of formal education that percent and 17 percent of native-born parents, re- exists among these parents. [...] While immigrants were working immigrant parents of children ages 0 to 4 approximately 14 percent of the total population of and ages 5 to 10 in Utah were employed in indus- parents in Utah, 44 percent of parents of children tries vital to the COVID-19 response, which include ages 0 to 4 and 53 percent of parents of children health care, essential retail, and some manufacturing ages 5 to 10 who wer.

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