SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Indian women ranked third after Mexican and Chinese amongst immigrant mothers who gave birth to babies in the U.S., according to a recent study.
Of all the immigrant moms of babies from the top 10 metro areas in the U.S., those from India stand out for their low share of births outside marriage (one percent), high rates of college degree attainment (87 percent) and high annual family incomes ($104,500), the Pew Research Center said Thursday.
“New moms from India stand out on both measures — almost nine-in-ten (87 percent) have a bachelor’s degree, and their annual median incomes top $100,000,” the study said.
As many as 901,245 babies were born to foreign-born mothers in 2014, according to the report. Of these, Mexico accounted for the largest share of 287,052, followed by China (44,829) and India (43,364).
Additionally, the report revealed that none of the other countries remained even near India’s shadow in terms of financial achievement or education when it came to mothers. “The Indian case is particularly extreme — none of the other top sending countries come close in terms of the share of new moms with a bachelor’s degree,” it said.
In terms of income, Indian-born new mothers have annual median family income more than twice as high ($104,500) as new U.S.-born mothers ($51,200).
This is other further enhanced with the revelation that just four percent of Indian mothers live in poverty, in comparison to the 26 percent of U.S. women.