Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Yawen Li, Ph.D., M.S.W. Research Coordinator
This qualitative study examined how low-income Latino parents coped with financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data from this study was collected through one-on-one interviews with 14 low-income Latino parent participants who resided in Southern California. Results indicated COVID-19 caused financial strain in food, healthcare, basic needs, and financial strain in general. Results from this study also concluded that many existing government assistance programs benefited participants but had distribution and application processing flaws. This study provides future researchers and government officials some insight regarding what government assistance and local resources helped low-income Latino parents cope with their financial challenges and what could be improved in a future crisis.
Gradilla, Melissa and Malagon, Valerie, "HOW LATINO PARENTS COPED WITH FINANCIAL CHALLENGES DURING COVID-19" (2023). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1685.