Informal and Formal Kinship Care. Table 1.6 Personal Characteristics of Children in Kin Care, Foster Care, and Parent Care, 1992-94

06/20/1997

 

Category

Kin Care

Foster Care

Parent Care

Racial/Ethnic group

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
NonHispanic      
White 36.2 % 43.1 % 68.7 %
African American 44.3 % 42.8 % 14.9 %
Other 4.4 % 4.7 % 4.2 %
Hispanic      
White 14.0 % 6.8 % 11.4 %
African American 0.5 % 1.5 % 0.2 %
Other 0.6 % 1.2 % 0.6 %
       
Total African American 44.8 % 44.3 % 15.2 %
Total Hispanic 15.1 % 9.4 % 12.2 %
       

Age

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

0-4 years 21.7 % 34.2 % 29.8 %
5-9 years 25.1 % 24.4 % 28.1 %
10-14 years 29.6 % 21.9 % 27.4 %
15-17 years 23.5 % 19.6 % 14.7 %
       

Sex

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Male 49.4 % 48.3 % 51.3 %
Female 50.6 % 51.7 % 48.7 %
       

Region

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

Northeast 16.2 % 20.2 % 18.7 %
Midwest 18.5 % 25.2 % 24.6 %
South 46.8 % 39.3 % 33.8 %
West 18.5 % 15.4 % 22.9 %
       

Metro/Nonmetro

100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %
Metropolitan area 74.5 % 70.6 % 77.4 %
Nonmetropolitan 25.5 % 29.4 % 22.6 %
       

Source: March Current Population Surveys, 1983-1994.

Notes: Estimates based on average for 3-year period.

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