Campus Units

Human Development and Family Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2013

Journal or Book Title

NEXO Newsletter

Volume

XVII

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

19

Abstract

Latinos account for 16.3 percent (50.5 million) of the total U.S. population, for more than half of the total growth of the U.S. population in the last decade (Humes, Jones, and Ramirez, 2011), and halting, and in some cases reversing, the gradual population decline in pockets of rural America (Kandel and Cromatie, 2004). However, as the Latino population has grown, so has the prevalence of poverty (21.5% in 2000; 26.6% in 2010) (DeNavas-Walt C, Proctor BD, and Smith, 2011) and food insecurity (21.8% in 2000; 26.2% in 2010) (Nord, Andrews and Carlson, 2011; Coleman-Jensen, Nord and Carlson , 2010), both of which compromise mental health (Slopen, Fitzmaurice, Williams, and Gilman, 2010). Despite these statistics, little attention has been focused on the mental health of Latinos, including the prevalence of depression.

Comments

This article is published as Browder, D.*, Greder, K., & Jasper Crase, S. Factors related to depression among Latina immigrant mothers. NEXO Newsletter (Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI)). Fall 2013, Vol. XVII (1); 6-10; 12-13; 19 East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Michigan State Univeristy and The Julian Samora Research Institute

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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