09/06/2013 09:38 am ET

1 In 5 Grandparent Caregivers Are Latino, Study Reveals


About one in ten children in the U.S., most living below the poverty line, are currently living with a grandparent.

And out of all the children being cared for primarily by a grandparent, about 25 percent are Latino, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Although Latinos are not the ethnicity with the highest number of children being raised by their grandparents, at least four percent of Hispanic children are most likely to be cared for primarily by a grandparent.

In many cases, the children being cared for primarily by a grandparent also live with one parent. Among Latinos, that number is 66 percent.

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