1997 Chartbook on Childrens' Insurance Status . Insurance Status by Family Adult's Firm Size

12/01/1997

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

  • 40% 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: 20% of uninsured children have family adults employed by firms of this size, while 36% of insured children do.
  • 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. 23% of children whose family adults work for firms with less than 25 employees are uninsured, compared to only 9% of children whose family adults work for firms with greater than 1,000 employees.