Children in kinship care

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Definitions: Children in kinship care is derived from the relationship to householder items on the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.  Children are consider to be in kinship care when all of the following conditions are true: a parent is not present in the household; the child is not a foster child to the householder; the child is not a housemate/ roommate / border with no relatives in the household; the child is not a householder; and the child is not a spouse or unmarried partner of the householder.  The analysis excludes group quarters population.

 

Data Source: 2009-2013 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).  Estimates represent a three-year average.

Footnotes: Updated September 2013.