Social Sciences Department
BA in Sociology
The goal of our research study is to examine the influences of the extended family within the Latino community and how it affects young Latino values development. Currently, there is limited information about this topic. We hope to examine this trend among the Latino community and shed light on the reciprocal benefits grandparents, parents and children obtain from extended family living arrangements. Based on our research, we concluded that the long-term emotional and economic benefits associated with extended family households greatly outweigh the inconsequential, short-term disadvantages that result from this situation.