Life Chances: Issues of Childrearing and Poverty Among Asian Immigrants
This chapter considers issues of childbirth and childrearing for a group of Asian immigrant and refugee families from diverse backgrounds and income groups, but with a particular focus on those living on low incomes; that is, incomes below or near the poverty line. It looks at the effects of low income on the health and well being of these families with young children. The chapter draws on the first stage of the longitudinal ‘Life Chances’ study undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and looks at the situation and experiences of 33 Asian-born mothers with young babies.
- Details of the ‘Life Chances’ study
- The Asian families involved
- Families in poverty
- The birth of their children
- Prenatal classes