Definitions: The share of children under age 18 none of whose resident parents is in the civilian labor force by children in foreign-born or US-born families.
For children living in a married-couple family or subfamily, this means that neither parent is in the labor force. For children living in a single-parent family or subfamily, this means the resident parent is not in the labor force. The civilian labor force includes persons who are employed and those who are unemployed but looking for work. Children in immigrant families is defined as children who are themselves foreign-born or reside with at least one foreign-born parent. Foreign-born is defined as either a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a citizen of the U.S. Native-born is defined as born in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the Northern Marianas or born abroad of American parents. The foreign-born status of children not living with either parent is based solely on the status of the child and no other household member. Children living in subfamilies are linked to their parent(s) and not the householder.
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 - 2011 American Community Survey.
Updated November 2012.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the
percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. N.A. – Data
Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most
recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at
Children with all available parents not in the labor force by children in immigrant families.
Note: The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are
not included in maps and rankings because they are not states and therefore comparisons on many
indicators of child well being are not meaningful.