More Latino kids are living in poverty, and their parents' education level can make a difference, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The report estimates that 6.1 Latino children were living in poverty in the U.S. in 2010, and that most of these children were born to immigrant parents.
This negative milestone for Hispanics is a product of their growing numbers, high birth rates and declining economic fortunes, the report said.
The report cited the Bureau of Labor Statistics, whose numbers show that the unemployment rate among Latinos is higher than the national unemployment rate.
The report also showed that whether a parent was college-educated made a huge difference in poverty rates.
Households with at least one college-educated (i.e. a graduate) parent had a poverty rate of 8.7 percent in 2010, while households with a parent who had at least some college experience (but not a graduate) had a 21.8 percent poverty rate.
Households with parents who had a high school degree or less had a poverty rate of 48.3 percent.
Whether the parents were born abroad or in the U.S. also made a difference.
Parental educational attainment among Latino poor children with immigrant parents is lower than it is among Latino poor children with U.S.-born parents, the report said.