Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment by race

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Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment by race

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Definitions: The share of all children under age 18 living in families where no parent has regular, full-time employment.
For children living in single-parent families, this means the resident parent did not work at least 35 hours per week, at least 50 weeks in the 12 months prior to the survey. For children living in married-couple families, this means neither parent worked at least 35 hours per week, at least 50 weeks in the 12 months prior to the survey. Children living with neither parent were listed as not having secure parental employment because those children are likely to be economically vulnerable. Children under age 18 who are householders, spouses of householders, or unmarried partners of householders were excluded from this analysis. This measure is very similar to the measure called "Secure Parental Employment," used by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics in its publication America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.
Race/ethnic groups represented in this table are not mutually exclusive. The category of white includes only non-Hispanic white. The categories Black or African American, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander include both Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Those in the Hispanic or Latino category include those identified as being in one of the non-White race groups.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 - 2012 American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated December 2013.
S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points. N.A. – Data not available.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment by race.