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"COVID-19 is robbing Latino community of a secret weapon behind their success: grandparents"

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about the impact of the pandemic on older Latino Americans and their extended families

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

COVID-19’s relentless death toll is robbing the Latino community of what has long been viewed as a secret weapon behind its impressive growth and rising prosperity: grandparents.

Multigenerational households have played an especially important role in helping Latinos as they’ve grown into California’s largest ethnic group and the second-largest in the nation.

Elder Latinos, who are more likely than average to remain in the workforce past retirement age, often provide an additional income to the shared household.