1996 Chartbook on Childrens' Insurance Status . Insurance Status by Family Adult's Firm Size

09/01/1997

The following two charts show the insurance status of children by size of firm at which the family adult is employed. The first chart shows the percentage of children who are uninsured among each firm size at which the family adults are employed, while the second chart compares the distribution of the uninsured children across firm sizes.

  • The chance of a child being uninsured is inversely related to the size of the firm in which his or her family adult is employed. 22% of children whose family adults work for firms with less than 25 employees are uninsured, compared to only 7% of children whose family adults work for firms with greater than 1,000 employees.
  • 47% of uninsured children have family adults employed by firms of less than 25 employees, in contrast to only one-fourth of insured children. For firms employing greater than 1,000 people, the opposite is seen: 41% of insured children have family adults employed by firms of this size, while only 20% of uninsured children do.