Civic Report No. 44 December 2004


Child Poverty and Welfare Reform: Stay the Course

Table 5. Education of Resident Parents by Childrenís Living Arrangement1) and by Race

 

1985

1990

1995

2000

2002

Black, non-Hispanic

Two married parents

Motherís education

Not a HS graduate

22.3

16.8

11.3

  9.4

  9.9

HS graduate

43.2

41.3

33.1

35.1

30.5

Some college or more

34.5

41.9

55.7

55.5

59.6

Fatherís education

Not a HS graduate

26.7

20.3

13.0

11.6

  9.4

HS graduate

40.2

41.1

38.6

38.3

36.7

Some college or more

33.1

38.6

48.4

50.1

54.0

Single MOTHER

Not a HS graduate

35.8

32.0

26.4

20.8

19.4

HS graduate

41.0

43.1

39.8

40.6

41.8

Some college or more

23.1

25.0

33.8

38.6

38.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hispanic

Two married parents

Motherís education

Not a HS graduate

56.3

54.0

49.1

45.0

43.2

HS graduate

28.0

27.9

27.9

28.5

29.5

Some college or more

15.8

18.2

23.0

26.5

27.3

Fatherís education

Not a HS graduate

56.0

52.7

50.0

47.4

45.0

HS graduate

23.7

24.5

26.1

27.1

27.8

Some college or more

20.3

22.8

24.0

25.5

27.2

Single MOTHER

Not a HS graduate

67.6

55.3

52.3

44.8

42.5

HS graduate

18.6

28.2

27.6

30.0

31.9

Some college or more

13.8

16.5

20.1

25.2

25.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

White, non-Hispanic

Two married parents

Motherís education

Not a HS graduate

12.8

  9.3

  6.5

  5.3

  5.2

HS graduate

45.7

41.3

34.8

30.3

28.3

Some college or more

41.5

49.5

58.7

64.4

66.5

Fatherís education

 

 

 

 

 

Not a HS graduate

13.9

10.6

  7.7

  6.8

  6.5

HS graduate

35.9

34.4

31.6

29.8

28.8

Some college or more

50.2

55.0

60.7

63.4

64.8

Single MOTHER

Not a HS graduate

23.5

18.9

14.6

12.9

13.2

HS graduate

42.9

42.7

38.3

37.2

35.3

Some college or more

33.6

38.4

47.1

49.9

51.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Restricted to children living with parents aged 20 and older

Source: Annual average of CPS monthly Outgoing Rotation Groups (ORG)

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