Informal and Formal Kinship Care. Table 1.7 Caregiver Characteristics of Children in Kin Care, Foster Care, and Parent Care, 1992-94

06/20/1997

 

Category

Kin Care

Foster Care

Parent Care

Marital status

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

Married couple

50.3 %

66.6 %

72.4 %

Single male

5.9 %

3.9 %

3.4 %

Single female

43.8 %

29.5 %

24.2 %

Widowed

15.2 %

14.6 %

1.0 %

Divorced

11.3 %

8.8 %

8.7 %

Never married

7.8 %

1.0 %

8.6 %

Separated

7.6 %

4.4 %

4.9 %

Married-spouse absent

1.9 %

0.6 %

0.9 %

       

Age of female caregiver

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

0-17

0.1 %

0.0 %

0.3 %

18-19

0.3 %

0.0 %

0.7 %

20-24

3.2 %

1.5 %

6.6 %

25-29

3.8 %

5.5 %

15.7 %

30-39

11.4 %

22.3 %

51.3 %

40-49

24.5 %

35.5 %

23.2 %

50-59

29.3 %

24.1 %

2.1 %

60-69

19.6 %

10.8 %

0.2 %

70+

7.6 %

0.4 %

0.0 %

Children with no female caregiver excluded

     
       

Age of male caregiver

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

0-17

0.0 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

18-19

0.0 %

0.0 %

0.1 %

20-24

2.2 %

3.6 %

2.7 %

25-29

5.9 %

6.0 %

10.3 %

30-39

12.8 %

19.6 %

47.2 %

40-49

20.9 %

36.4 %

32.8 %

50-59

29.2 %

15.7 %

5.8 %

60-69

18.4 %

14.6 %

0.9 %

70+

10.6 %

4.0 %

0.1 %

Children with no female caregiver excluded

     

Educational attainment

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

Not high school graduate

42.6 %

15.2 %

14.2 %

High school graduate

32.7 %

39.9 %

30.8 %

Some college

16.7 %

26.6 %

28.2 %

College graduate

8.1 %

18.3 %

26.8 %

Labor force status

100.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

Employed

57.5 %

71.6 %

83.0 %

Unemployed

3.3 %

1.8 %

4.5 %

Not in labor force

39.1 %

26.6 %

12.4 %

Other

0.1 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

Source: March Current Population Surveys, 1983-1994.

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

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