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Table 18. Percentage of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders, by plans for their first year after high school and family structure: 2009

Family Size Enroll in an Associate's degree program   Enroll in a Bachelor's degree program   Obtain a license or certificate in a career field   Attend a registered appren-ticeship program   Join the armed services   Get a job   Start a family   Travel   Do volunteer or missionary work   Not sure  
Total  16.4 49.5 12.8 2.9 8.4 42.6 6.8 12.0 8.4 12.8
                                         
Size of household
Two or three 16.3 48.9 12.4 2.9 9.0 41.6 6.9 12.4 8.0 13.4
Four or five 16.3 54.5 12.5 2.9 7.1 41.4 6.6 12.1 9.1 11.6
Six or more 17.8 48.2 15.4 3.5 9.1 47.5 6.8 12.6 10.1 13.6
 
Type of household
Two-parent household1 15.6 57.1 11.9 3.1 7.0 40.6 5.8 12.1 9.8 11.8
One-parent household2 17.7 45.9 14.2 2.9 8.5 44.5 7.6 12.6 7.6 13.5
No-parent household3 17.6 42.8 14.9 3.1 ! 13.7 48.9 10.6 11.7 11.3 10.0
 
Two-parent household1
One child 14.8 59.0 11.7 3.0 8.0 39.8 5.7 12.9 10.1 10.8
Two children 16.2 59.0 11.5 2.9 6.4 38.6 5.7 11.8 9.6 11.4
Three or four children 14.3 53.3 12.9 3.2 6.4 43.1 5.9 11.9 10.5 13.4
Five or more children 20.2 55.7 16.3 5.6 ! 9.1 46.6 6.4 12.3 10.7 10.8
 
One-parent household2
One child 16.8 47.8 11.5 2.9 8.5 40.8 6.8 12.2 7.7 14.4
Two children 17.0 44.5 13.7 3.0 8.7 43.9 7.7 12.8 6.9 13.0
Three or four children 17.6 49.0 17.7 3.2 7.9 45.8 7.6 12.7 7.8 13.9
Five or more children 27.3 37.9 14.5 11.4 52.3 9.8 15.9 10.7 ! 11.0
 
No-parent household3
One child 19.4 41.0 12.3 1.3 12.3 43.9 10.7 6.9 9.0 10.4
Two children 17.8 42.5 13.5 2.7 ! 11.6 48.3 10.1 10.2 9.0 13.1
Three or four children 10.5 43.1 15.5 19.5 57.8 11.6 13.4 16.7 6.1
Five or more children 15.9 ! 51.7 2.5 11.6 ! 22.7 ! 19.3
 
Number of older siblings 
None 16.3 54.3 13.9 3.3 7.1 41.9 6.7 12.7 10.1 12.7
One or more 16.2   51.4   12.5   2.9   8.3   42.4   6.6   12.1   8.6   12.3
! 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: Respondents could have more than one plan for the first year after high school. 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.
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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