The Uninsured in the March 1997 Current Population Survey. Relationship to Family Head


  • Persons who live in a traditional family--a married couple or a single person with children--were relatively likely to have health insurance in 1996. Only 11-12% of them were uninsured.
  • Children too old to be insured as a dependent; persons related to, but not the child of the head; and persons not related to anyone else in the household were more likely than average to have been uninsured in 1996.