Table 7. Presence of own or partner's children in household at age 27 in years 2007-2011 by partner status, educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Table 7.  Presence of own or partner's children in household at age 27 in years 2007-2011 by partner status, educational
attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

Characteristic                                                    Percent of Population
                                                 Total           Single           Married         Cohabiting
                                            Child  No child  Child  No child  Child  No child  Child  No child

Total ....................................  40.7    59.3     20.5    79.5     65.2    34.8     47.5     52.5
  Less than a high school diploma ........  60.8    39.2     35.7    64.3     88.5    11.5     74.5     25.5
  High school graduates, no college (1) ..  52.3    47.7     28.7    71.3     80.3    19.7     62.0     38.0
  Some college or associate degree .......  44.1    55.9     23.7    76.3     70.7    29.3     47.3     52.7
  Bachelor's degree and higher (2) .......  19.4    80.6      4.7    95.3     41.5    58.5     12.2     87.8
								
Men ......................................  29.4    70.6      5.2    94.8     62.8    37.2     45.6     54.4
Women ....................................  52.4    47.6     40.5    59.5     67.1    33.0     49.2     50.8

White, non-Hispanic ......................  38.8    61.2     15.6    84.4     62.5    37.5     40.2     59.8
  Men ....................................  29.2    70.8      4.8    95.2     59.4    40.6     39.1     60.9
  Women ..................................  48.7    51.3     31.6    68.4     64.8    35.2     41.3     58.7
Black, non-Hispanic ......................  48.0    52.0     36.3    63.7     79.6    20.4     66.9     33.1
  Men ....................................  30.0    70.0      7.5    92.5     77.3    22.7     64.8     35.2
  Women ..................................  66.1    33.9     62.3    37.7     82.3    17.7     69.8     30.2
Hispanic or Latino .......................  46.8    53.2     19.4    80.6     73.9    26.1     66.3     33.7
  Men ....................................  35.3    64.7      3.9    96.1     73.0    27.0     60.2     39.8
  Women ..................................  59.9    40.1     40.6    59.4     74.8    25.2     72.2     27.8

    1  Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Development (GED)) credential.
    2  Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees or professional degrees such as law or 
medical degrees.

   NOTE: This table excludes individuals who had not yet turned age 27 when interviewed in 2011-12. The National 
Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 consists of young men and women who were ages 12 to 16 on December 31, 1996. Race
and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity groups are mutually exclusive but not exhaustive.  Other race groups, which are 
included in the overall totals, are not shown separately because their representation in the survey sample is not 
sufficiently large to provide statistically reliable estimates. Educational attainment is determined as of age 27.  
Partner status and presence of own or partner's children in the household are determined during the interview in 
the year the individual turned 27.								



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