Latino families in the United Statesedit
In this chapter, the authors approached the review of scholarship on Latino families from an ecological perspective, emphasizing how individual characteristics, proximal processes in key settings such as family and work, and larger contextual conditions (e.g., culture, socioeconomic status) shape family dynamics. Authors have drawn on literature from several different disciplines including family studies, sociology, and developmental and clinical psychology. The goals are to provide an overview of existing Latino family scholarship, identify individual and contextual factors that introduce variability into family dynamics, and provide directions for future research. Unless otherwise noted, all of the studies included in this review utilized samples living in the continental U.S.