Marta Alvira-Hammond

Research Scientist, Child Trends
Bethesda, Maryland

Marta Alvira-Hammond combines her expertise as a social demographer with her enthusiasm for communication and digital media as a research scientist in the Reproductive Health and Family Formation area. Her research interests include immigration and immigrant families, inequality, poverty and self-sufficiency, the safety net, and health. Currently, her main projects focus on poverty and the safety net among Hispanic families; communications work for the HHS Office of Adolescent Health; and the Emerging Scholars Initiative of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse.

Marta first came to Child Trends in 2014 as a Research Fellow for the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families. She is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Bowling Green State University, specializing in demography with minors in social psychology and quantitative methods.maryl

Stories featuring Marta Alvira-Hammond

We are delighted to share a new research report in partnership with Child Trends: Data on Families with Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches. In this new analysis, research experts Elizabeth Wildsmith and Marta Alvira-Hammond paint a detailed picture of how families in households with low incomes in the United States have changed …

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PublicationMarch 1, 2023

Convenings Featuring Marta Alvira-Hammond

Date: March 2, 2023
Location: Virtual
Please join us for a national briefing on a new, groundbreaking two-generation analysis of families with low incomes across the US. This new comparative analysis of 2011 and 2021 Census data, looking at children and the adults in their lives...
ConveningMarch 2, 2023