Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers and Their Labor Market Experiences: Evidence from the Mid- to Late 1990s. Table B.2. Distribution of The Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers By Cluster/Typology and Gender

04/30/2004

Table B.2.
Distribution of the Characteristics of Low-Wage Workers By Cluster/Typology and Gender
(Percentages)
Characteristics Male Low-Wage Workers(a) Female Low-Wage Workers(a)
Young, Single, Educated Older, Middle-Income, Low-Education Minority, Married, Low-Income, Low-Education Total Young, Single, Educated Older, Middle-Income, Low-Education Minority, Married, Low-Income, Low-Education Total
Age
В В В Younger than 20 6 3 5 5 3 3 7 4
В В В 20 to 29 48 14 42 34 33 11 35 27
В В В 30 to 39 18 36 27 27 23 38 34 29
В В В 40 to 49 15 25 16 19 23 27 17 23
В В В 50 to 59 10 17 8 12 15 15 6 14
В В В 60 or older 3 5 1 3 3 6 2 4
Race/Ethnicity
В В В White and other non-Hispanic 86 93 5 68 96 37 74 76
В В В Black, non-Hispanic 8 4 38 14 2 35 18 14
В В В Hispanic 6 3 56 18 2 28 8 10
Educational Attainment
В В В Less than high school/GED 11 22 38 22 9 26 25 17
В В В High school/GED 33 55 41 43 43 43 55 45
В В В Some college 25 11 13 17 20 16 12 18
В В В College graduate or more 30 12 7 18 28 15 8 21
В В В Has a Health Limitation 9 10 7 9 8 9 10 9
В В В Lives in a Metropolitan Area 77 65 79 73 71 73 68 71
Household Type
В В В Single adults with children 4 13 15 10 2 15 76 18
В В В Married couples with children 20 40 55 36 45 44 9 39
В В В Married couples without children 27 26 24 26 36 16 3 25
В В В Other adults without children 49 22 6 28 17 25 13 18
В В В Has a Spouse Who Earns 24 36 29 29 65 43 5 49
В В В Received Public Assistance in the Past Year 1 6 8 4 1 3 16 4
Household Income as a Percentage of the Poverty Level
В В В 100 percent or less 4 15 28 14 2 7 55 12
В В В 101 to 200 percent 3 61 33 31 6 69 29 27
В В В More than 200 percent 93 25 39 55 92 24 16 61
Sample Size 1,305 1,299 882 3,486 2,723 1,437 884 5,044
Source: SIPP March 1996 cross-sectional sample.
Note: All figures are weighted using the 1996 calendar year weight.

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