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Table 12. Percentage distribution of parents' beliefs in their ninth-grader's ability to complete bachelor's degree in academic year 2009-10, by family structure: 2009

Family Structure Definitely   Probably   Probably Not   Definitely Not
         
Total 75.0 21.0 3.2 0.8
                 
Size of household
Two or three 73.9 21.4 3.6 1.0 !
Four or five 76.2 20.1 2.9 0.7
Six or more 72.1 23.5 3.6 0.8 !
 
Type of household
Two-parent household1 78.0 19.0 2.3 0.8
One-parent household2 71.8 23.2 4.0 0.9
No-parent household3 62.8 28.6 8.0 0.6 !
 
Two-parent household1
Total 78.0 19.0 2.3 0.8
One child 77.4 18.3 3.3 1.0 !
Two children 79.2 17.9 2.1 0.8 !
Three or four children 77.9 20.4 1.4 0.4 !
Five or more children 68.5 25.3 4.4 !
 
One-parent household2
Total 71.8 23.3 4.0 0.9
One child 70.6 23.9 4.7 0.8
Two children 74.3 21.4 3.5 0.8 !
Three or four children 71.7 23.6 3.8 1.0 !
Five or more children 60.4 32.1 5.5 !
 
No-parent household3
Total 62.5 28.8 8.1 0.6 !
One child 62.1 31.0 6.6
Two children 63.4 25.3 10.1
Three or four children 60.8 29.9 8.6
Five or more children 71.7 18.5 ! 9.8 !
 
Number of older siblings 
None 77.4 19.6 2.3 0.6
One or more 73.5 21.8 3.7 0.9
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: All 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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