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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 15


Indicator 15. Household Composition


Living situations of the high school class of 1992, by graduation status, sex, income, and activity status: 1994

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                                       |       |     Sex     |Socioeconomic status\1\|     Activity status\2\
                                       |       |-------------|-----------------------|---------------------------
           Living situations           | Total | Male |Female|  Low  |Middle |High   |  Student|Working|Homemaker
                                       |       |      |      |       |       |       |   only  | only  |  only
---------------------------------------|-------|------|------|-------|-------|-------|---------|-------|---------
                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
  General living arrangements\3\ ....... 100.0  100.0  100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0   100.0     100.0
Living alone ...........................   8.5   10.2    6.7     7.9     7.5    11.2       9.4     7.1       2.1
Living with parents ....................  51.6   54.1   49.0    56.5    56.1    40.2      41.2    59.0      23.0
Living with own child(ren) .............   9.2    4.3   14.0    15.0     8.7     2.6       3.7    11.1      58.9
Living alone with child(ren) ...........   1.3    0.1    2.5     2.7     1.2     0.5       1.4     1.3       5.3
Living with spouse or partner\4\ .......  11.8    7.9   16.1    16.2    11.7     5.3       2.6    17.4      67.0
  Specific living situations ........... 100.0  100.0  100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0     100.0   100.0      99.7
With spouse only .......................   3.2    2.3    4.3     3.5     3.5     1.6       0.6     4.7      13.4
With partner\4\ only ...................   2.2    1.6    2.9     2.8     2.0     1.7       0.6     4.2       4.9
With child(ren) only ...................   1.3    0.1    2.5     2.7     1.2     0.5       1.4     1.3       5.3
With parent or parents only ............  14.9   17.3   12.5    14.5    16.5    11.4      12.3    16.5       1.9
With others only .......................  26.8   27.9   25.8    16.7    23.8    43.1      45.9    15.5       3.9
Alone ..................................   8.5   10.2    6.7     7.9     7.5    11.2       9.4     7.1       2.1
With spouse and child(ren) .............   3.7    2.3    5.1     5.8     3.7     0.9       0.7     4.7      36.6
With spouse or partner\4\ and
  child(ren) and other(s) ..............   0.4    0.4    0.5     0.7     0.4     0.1       0.0     0.8       1.4
With spouse or partner\4\ and parent(s)    0.2    0.1    0.3     0.4     0.2     0.0       0.2     0.3       0.0
With spouse or partner\4\ and other(s) .   1.4    0.8    2.0     2.0     1.1     0.7       0.1     1.7       6.1
With parent(s) and other(s) ............  33.4   35.4   31.3    37.0    36.4    27.6      27.0    38.7       8.1
With child(ren) and parent(s) ..........   1.2    0.8    1.6     2.0     1.1     0.5       0.8     1.4       2.8
With child(ren), parent(s), and others .   1.2    0.1    2.3     1.7     1.2     0.4       0.5     1.0       5.7
With child(ren) and other(s) ...........   0.8    0.3    1.3     1.4     0.7     0.1       0.1     1.1       3.0
Other parent and spouse combinations ...   0.7    0.4    1.2     0.9     0.8     0.2       0.4     1.1       4.6
                                                      High school dropouts and other noncompleters\5\
  General living arrangements\3\ ....... 100.0  100.0  100.0   100.0   100.0   100.0 \6\  ---    100.0     100.0
Living alone ...........................   4.7    7.1    2.1     4.6     4.5     6.7 \6\  ---      3.8       0.4
Living with parents ....................  44.9   53.9   35.1    47.1    40.5    62.9 \6\  ---     52.8      24.4
Living with own child(ren) .............  34.6   17.6   53.0    37.5    29.2    12.0 \6\  ---     26.6      75.7
Living alone with child(ren) ...........   4.9    0.2   10.0     5.9     5.5     0.0 \6\  ---      2.8      11.2
Living with spouse or partner\4\ .......  32.0   22.1   42.9    32.1    30.3    18.1 \6\  ---     26.5      62.7
With others only .......................  13.8   17.4   10.0    10.5    19.4    13.1 \6\  ---     15.1       1.8
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---Data not available.

/1/ Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "Middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "High" SES group is the highest quartile.

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

/3/ Some categories such as "Living with parent(s)," "Living with spouse or Partner," and "Living with own children" over-lap some other groups.

/4/ Partners are those persons in marriage-like relationships.

/5/ Dropouts from the class of 1992 who may have left any time after the middle of 8th grade. Also includes some who were still enrolled in high school in 1994.

/6/ Data are based on a small number of cases and should be interpreted cautiously.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, Third Follow-up.

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