Civic Report No. 44 December 2004


Child Poverty and Welfare Reform: Stay the Course

Table 1. Changes in Living Arrangements of Children Under Age 18, by Race  (Percent Distribution)

 

1985

1990

1995

2000

2002

All Children

 

 

 

 

 

Two Married Parents

74.5

72.0

68.5

69.1

68.8

Single MOTHER

20.7

22.1

23.2

22.5

22.8

with male partner

1.0

1.5

1.8

2.6

2.6

Single FATHER

2.5

3.1

3.5

4.2

4.6

with female partner

0.5

1.0

1.1

1.6

1.7

No Parent Present1)

2.4

2.9

4.8

4.4

4.0

Black, Non-Hispanic

 

 

 

 

 

Two Married Parents

40.8

37.2

34.3

37.2

38.3

Single MOTHER

50.1

51.9

51.2

48.7

48.8

with male partner

1.4

2.5

2.7

3.6

3.3

Single FATHER

3.0

3.3

3.6

4.3

5.1

with female partner

0.8

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.0

No Parent Present1)

6.0

7.6

10.8

9.9

8.1

Hispanic

 

 

 

 

 

Two Married Parents

68.0

65.7

63.0

64.9

64.8

Single MOTHER

26.8

27.2

28.2

25.5

25.5

with male partner

1.3

2.0

1.5

3.1

3.4

Single FATHER

2.4

3.4

3.6

4.5

5.0

with female partner

0.6

1.4

1.4

2.1

2.6

No Parent Present1)

2.7

3.7

5.2

5.3

5.0

White, Non-Hispanic

 

 

 

 

 

Two Married Parents

82.1

80.5

78.0

77.5

76.8

Single MOTHER

14.1

14.9

15.4

15.7

16.2

with male partner

0.9

1.3

1.6

2.3

2.2

Single FATHER

2.4

2.9

3.4

4.1

4.4

with female partner

0.4

0.8

1.0

1.4

1.4

No Parent Present1)

1.5

1.7

3.2

2.8

2.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Includes children living with relatives, usually the grandparents, as well as those living with foster parents or other nonrelatives. A small portion (0.02%) live alone.

Source: CPS Outgoing Rotation Groups (ORG)

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