TABLE 2

Percentages of Sample According to Parental and Child Characteristics by Age of the Target Child

Parent CharacteristicAge of Target Child, yTotal
6 to 910 to 1213 to 17
Marital status
 Married70.875.171.672.4
 Single12.68.38.89.8
 Living with partner9.34.77.87.3
 Divorced/other7.311.911.910.5
Relation to child
 Mother61.153.854.556.3
 Father28.934.633.232.2
 Grandparent4.74.33.84.2
 Other5.37.38.57.3
Age, y
 18 to 3443.520.312.324.1
 35 to 4437.246.231.737.7
 45+19.333.656.038.2
Child gender
 Male49.151.954.051.9
 Female50.948.146.048.1
Education
 <High school1.61.62.52.0
 High school15.616.318.817.1
 Some college35.938.243.039.4
 Bachelor degree33.629.920.627.3
 Post-graduate degree13.314.015.114.2
Race/ethnicitya
 White83.787.087.486.2
 Black9.07.66.87.7
 Hispanic11.013.010.311.3
 Asian4.02.75.34.1
 Other3.34.31.32.8
  • a Racial/ethnic categories can overlap.