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Table 11. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders' beliefs in their ability to complete bachelor's degree, by family structure: 2009

Family Structure Definitely   Probably   Probably Not   Definitely Not
         
Total 47.2 43.8 7.4 1.7
                 
Size of household
Two or three 48.8 43.4 5.9 1.8
Four or five 50.5 41.8 6.3 1.4
Six or more 45.1 44.5 9.1 1.3
 
Type of household
Two-parent household1 52.3 41.0 5.5 1.2
One-parent household2 45.4 44.8 7.9 1.9
No-parent household3 42.5 44.6 10.9 1.9 !
 
Two-parent household1
One child 52.0 42.2 4.3 1.5
Two children 55.0 38.6 4.9 1.5
Three or four children 50.0 42.3 7.1 0.6
Five or more children 47.8 45.4 6.6
 
One-parent household2
One child 45.0 45.7 7.2 2.2 !
Two children 48.2 44.2 5.9 1.8 !
Three or four children 46.0 44.1 8.5 1.3
Five or more children 35.5 44.9 17.1
 
No-parent household3
One child 44.1 43.8 10.0 2.1 !
Two children 41.5 48.1 9.3 1.1
Three or four children 42.8 43.3 10.7 3.2 !
Five or more children 55.0 39.8 5.1 !
 
Number of older siblings 
None 52.8 40.7 5.5 1.0
One or more 47.8 43.4 7.1 1.7
Not available.
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards are not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 50 percent or more of the estimate).
1 Student lives with two biological or adoptive parents.
2 Student lives with only one biological or adoptive parent, with or without a partner or guardian.
3 Student does not live with a biological or adoptive parent.
NOTE: Totals are weighted by W1STUDENT and other estimates are weighted by W1PARENT. Totals may not fall within the range of categorical values due to missing data. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.


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