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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 12


Indicator 12. Family Formation


Formation of families by the high school class of 1992, (1) by graduation status, sex, race/ethnicity, and activity status: 1994

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                                |       |    Sex      |    Race/ethnicity    |     Activity status\2\
       Family situations        | Total |-------------|----------------------|-------------------------
                                |       | Male |Female|White |Black |Hispanic|Student|Working|Homemaker
--------------------------------|-------|------|------|------|------|--------|-------|-------|---------
                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
Marital status .................  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  Single .......................   85.3   89.3   81.3   85.2   89.1     80.7    96.8    78.0      24.6
  Married ......................    7.9    5.4   10.5    8.2    3.2     12.4     1.6    10.5      50.2
  Living with partner\3\ .......    6.0    4.9    7.1    5.7    7.5      6.1     1.5    10.2      20.8
  Divorced .....................    0.8    0.5    1.1    0.9    0.1      0.9     0.1     1.3       4.4
Number of biological children ..  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  None .........................   88.3   93.0   83.5   91.3   75.6     81.2    95.5    84.7      26.9
  Total with children ..........   11.7    7.0   16.5    8.7   24.4     18.8     4.5    15.3      73.1
    One ........................    9.4    6.0   12.9    7.4   17.6     15.2     2.9    12.8      56.0
    Two ........................    2.1    0.9    3.3    1.3    6.2      3.1     1.5     2.5      14.8
    Three or more ..............    0.2    0.1    0.3    0.1    0.6      0.5     0.1     0.1       2.4
    Age at birth of first child   100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
      14 or younger ............    2.3    1.2    2.7    1.0    5.6      1.5     1.3     1.3       0.4
      15 .......................    3.2    2.2    3.6    1.7    6.8      2.1     6.3     2.9       3.8
      16 .......................    7.7    2.8    9.5    5.4    9.4     11.7     6.8     7.0       6.8
      17 .......................   16.3    9.9   18.8   19.7   12.7      9.0    30.1    14.8      13.1
      18 .......................   23.4   23.1   23.5   26.0   21.1     20.1    19.1    26.1      21.7
      19 .......................   30.6   35.8   28.5   33.2   28.3     26.5    24.6    30.4      31.1
      20 or older ..............   16.6   25.0   13.4   13.0   16.1     29.1    11.9    17.5      23.1
Father or mother of a child ....  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  Living with child ............   67.8   44.7   77.9   73.2   60.1     59.3    65.6    63.3      78.2
  Not living with child ........   32.2   55.3   22.1   26.8   39.9     40.7    34.4    36.7      21.8
                                            High school dropouts and other noncompleters\4\
Marital status .................  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  Single .......................   62.1   71.4   52.1   54.7   90.6     51.3    59.3    67.7      34.3
  Married ......................   19.2   12.9   26.1   24.0    3.7     23.6    19.2    15.4      41.8
  Living with partner\3\ .......   14.1   10.7   17.8   14.9    4.9     21.7    13.6    11.4      19.6
  Divorced .....................    4.6    5.1    4.0    6.3    0.9      3.4     7.9     5.6       4.4
Number of biological children ..  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  None .........................   51.9   66.6   36.0   58.2   45.6     43.4    46.8    60.1      12.1
  Total with children ..........   48.1   33.4   64.0   41.8   54.4     56.6    53.3    39.9      87.9
    One ........................   32.0   26.5   37.9   29.7   34.6     34.5    26.1    30.5      42.3
    Two ........................   11.7    5.4   18.4    9.8   12.7     15.7    17.5     7.8      29.4
    Three or more ..............    4.4    1.5    7.7    2.2    7.0      6.4     9.7     1.7      16.3
    Age at birth of first child   100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
      14 or younger ............    2.0    0.2    3.0    0.9    4.0      3.4     0.0     2.1       2.9
      15 .......................    3.3    0.7    4.7    1.8    7.0      4.4     6.7     2.1       5.7
      16 .......................    9.1    2.6   12.7    7.7   14.5      9.4     2.8     6.9      10.5
      17 .......................   20.3   11.9   25.1   20.2   21.7     18.5    32.5    18.2      21.5
      18 .......................   23.4   21.0   24.8   23.5   21.5     22.2    43.9    20.3      22.1
      19 .......................   27.9   42.0   20.1   32.8   15.4     29.2     6.6    34.2      25.6
      20 or older ..............   14.0   21.7    9.7   13.2   15.9     13.0     7.4    16.3      11.6
Father or mother of a child ....  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0  100.0    100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0
  Living with child ............   71.1   51.3   82.0   73.4   62.6     73.4    79.3    65.2      86.2
  Not living with child ........   28.9   48.7   18.0   26.6   37.4     26.6    20.7    34.8      13.8
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---Data not available because of low number of respondents.

/1/ References to the class of 1992 are based on students in eighth grade in 1988 who would have been expected to graduate in 1992. This includes students who left school between 1988 and 1992.

/2/ Primary activity in spring 1994. Includes only those individuals whose activities were exclusively in the listed categories. For example, tabulation excludes persons who were working and attending school.

/3/ Partners are those persons in marriage-like relationships.

/4/ Dropouts from the high school class of 1992 who may have left any time after the middle of the 8th grade. Also includes some who were still enrolled in high school in 1994.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, Third Followup survey.

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