Black, Latino Youth Less Likely to Receive Financial Help from Folks

A new Gen Forward survey finds more young blacks and Latinos feel that they can’t depend on family to help financially than do whites or Asians. That includes big-ticket items like college tuition as well as smaller expenses.

More than half of millennials of all races and ethnicities think an unexpected bill of $1000 would cause them financial difficulty. Nearly two-thirds of whites and Asian-Americans say their families could help them cover that expense, compared to 46 percent of Hispanics and 42 percent of African-Americans.

An assist from parents or family gives some young Americans financial security, allowing them to attend college or purchase a home.

The Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conducted the survey of young adults.

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