Project dates: September 2012 - September 2014
Latino families living in the U.S. have been disproportionately impacted by a worsening economic situation. In addition to widespread unemployment, loss of wages, and the risk of foreclosure and poverty, Latino immigration has increased, fueling anti-immigrant discrimination. One area that particularly exemplifies this is the Bronx, New York City’s poorest borough. The study sought to understand how Latino fathers in the South Bronx influence the well-being of their adolescent male children in the current context of widening income disparities and increased immigration. It explored the unique role of fathers in buffering the effects of economic and immigration-related inequities among their adolescent sons. The collected data will be used to inform social work delivery by informing the design of targeted, evidence-based prevention interventions to improve the health and well-being of Latino males.