Informal and Formal Kinship Care. Table 1.2 Percentage of U.S. Children in Kin Care, 1983-93

06/20/1997

 
   

Percent children in category who are in kin care

Category

 

1983-85

1986-88

1989-91

1992-93

All children

 

2.1 %

2.2 %

2.2 %

2.1 %

Racial/Ethnic group

         
NonHispanic        
 

White

1.3 %

1.3 %

1.2 %

1.1 %

 

African American

5.2 %

6.1 %

6.3 %

6.1 %

 

Other

2.7 %

2.0 %

2.1 %

2.0 %

 

Asian/Pacific Islander

n.a.

n.a.

4.6 %

4.2 %

 

American Indian/Eskimo

n.a.

n.a.

1.4 %

1.5 %

 

Other

n.a.

n.a.

2.8 %

0.0 %

Hispanic          
 

White

2.4 %

2.5 %

2.5 %

2.7 %

 

African American

3.5 %

3.5 %

3.2 %

6.3 %

 

Other

4.7 %

2.4 %

3.4 %

2.1 %

Total African American  

5.2 %

6.1 %

6.2 %

6.1 %

Total Hispanic  

2.4 %

2.6 %

2.4 %

2.7 %

           

Age

         
 

0-4

1.2 %

1.3 %

1.4 %

1.3 %

 

5-9

1.9 %

2.0 %

2.0 %

1.9 %

 

10-14

2.4 %

2.8 %

2.4 %

2.3 %

 

15-17

3.2 %

3.2 %

3.4 %

3.6 %

           

Sex

         
 

Male

2.0 %

2.2 %

2.1 %

2.0 %

 

Female

2.1 %

2.2 %

2.2 %

2.2 %

           

Region

         
 

Northeast

1.7 %

1.7 %

1.6 %

1.9 %

 

Midwest

1.5 %

1.4 %

1.2 %

1.5 %

 

South

2.9 %

3.3 %

3.4 %

2.9 %

 

West

1.7 %

1.9 %

1.9 %

1.7 %

           

Metro/Nonmetro

         
 

Metropolitan area

1.9 %

2.2 %

2.0 %

2.0 %

 

Nonmetropolitan

2.3 %

2.4 %

2.5 %

2.5 %

           

Source: March Current Population Surveys, 1983-1994.

Notes: Estimates based on average for 3-year period. n.a.=Not available.

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