Informal and Formal Kinship Care. Table 1.8 Poverty Status and Use of Services for Kin Care, Foster Care, and Parent Care Families, 1992-94

06/20/1997

 

Category

Kin Care

Foster Care

Parent Care

Family poverty level

     

Below poverty line

38.8 %

23.1 %

21.4 %

Up to 150% of poverty line

17.1 %

6.9 %

11.0 %

Above 150% of poverty line

44.1 %

69.9 %

67.6 %

Family has no earned income

26.3 %

22.3 %

9.2 %

       

Family use of public assistance

     

Public assistance/welfare

27.0 %

11.0 %

13.3 %

Supplemental Security Income

14.5 %

8.4 %

3.0 %

Social Security

34.6 %

23.2 %

6.4 %

Disability

3.6 %

1.2 %

1.4 %

Unemployment compensation

7.9 %

11.9 %

10.2 %

Workers compensation

3.2 %

3.1 %

3.0 %

Children receive free lunches*

49.8 %

31.1 %

25.4 %

Public housing*

6.7 %

4.6 %

4.0 %

Rent subsidy*

2.6 %

1.8 %

2.7 %

Food stamps*

31.2 %

15.0 %

18.9 %

       

Source: March Current Population Surveys, 1983-1994.

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

* Variable measured at household, not family level.

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