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Child Support and Alimony: 1989


Table A. Women With Own Children Under 21 Years of Age Present
From Absent Fathers

(Numbers in thousands.  Women 15 years and over as of April 1990.
Women 14 years and over as of April 1988r.  Women 18 years and
over as of April 1988 and for previous years)
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Characteristics           1990    1988r     1988     1986
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ALL WOMEN
      Total              9,955    9,583    9,415    8,808

Current Marital Status:
--Married 1/             2,531    2,386    2,386    2,322
--Divorced               3,056    2,958    2,958    3,045
--Separated              1,352    1,386    1,381    1,363
--Widowed 2/                65       64       64       69
--Never married          2,950    2,789    2,625    2,009

Race and Hispanic Origin:
--White                  6,905    6,544    6,467    6,341
--Black                  2,770    2,722    2,686    2,310
--Hispanic Origin3       1,112      960      937      813

Age:
--Less than 18 years       128      169     (NA)     (NA)
--18 to 29 years         3,086    3,169    3,169    2,887
--30 to 39 years         4,175    3,924    3,924    3,614
--40 years and over      2,566    2,321    2,321    2,307

Years of School Completed:
--Less than 12 years     2,372    2,513    2,349    2,231
--High school: 4 years   4,704    4,490    4,486    4,176
--College: 1 to 3 years  1,988    1,739    1,739    1,653
       4 years or more     891      842      842      748

Number of Own Children
Present from an Absent
Father
--One child              5,721    5,243    5,111    4,607
--Two children           2,873    3,048    3,026    2,881
--Three children         1,030      872      862      867
--Four children or more    331      421      416      456

WOMEN WITH INCOMES BELOW
POVERTY LEVEL

     Total               3,206    3,273    3,191    2,797
 
Current Marital Status:
--Married 1/               176      167      167      180
--Divorced                 820      791      791      795
--Separated                612      714      710      646
--Widowed 2/                 8       25       25       18
--Never married          1,590    1,576    1,498    1,159

Race and Hispanic Origin:
--White                  1,763    1,688    1,659    1,569
--Black                  1,314    1,479    1,431    1,190
--Hispanic Origin 3/       536      487      473      414

Age:
--Less than 18 years        51       82     (NA)     (NA)
--18 to 29 years         1,531    1,562    1,562    1,419
--30 to 39 years         1,189    1,201    1,201      920
--40 years and over        434      427      427      458

Years of School Completed:
--Less than 12 years     1,403    1,485    1,403    1,244
--High school: 4 years   1,300    1,373    1,373    1,188
--College: 1 to 3 years    459      353      353      333
        4 years or more     44       62       62       32

Number of Own Children
Present from an Absent
Father
--One child              1,455    1,487    1,423    1,185
--Two children             945    1,047    1,034      940
--Three children           573      453      449      400
--Four children or more    232      286      285      272

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Characteristics           1984     1982     1979
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ALL WOMEN
      Total              8,690    8,387    7,094

Current Marital Status:
--Married 1/             2,129    2,201    2,006
--Divorced               3,204    2,861    2,390
--Separated              1,451    1,552    1,257
--Widowed 2/                53       64       67
--Never married          1,854    1,708    1,374

Race and Hispanic Origin:
--White                  6,183    5,977    5,085
--Black                  2,341    2,283    1,895
--Hispanic Origin3         790      628      521

Age:
--Less than 18 years      (NA)     (NA)     (NA)
--18 to 29 years         3,077    3,053    2,585
--30 to 39 years         3,316    3,288    2,655
--40 years and over      2,298    2,045    1,854

Years of School Completed:
--Less than 12 years     2,246    2,386    2,365
--High school: 4 years   4,201    3,971    3,157
--College: 1 to 3 year   1,508    1,385    1,117
           4 years or      734      644      455

Number of Own Children
Present from an Absent
Father
--One child              4,437    4,174    3,627
--Two children           2,797    2,772    2,100
--Three children         1,008      892      830
--Four children or mor     448      549      537

WOMEN WITH INCOMES BELOW
POVERTY LEVEL

     Total               2,898    2,566    1,973
 
Current Marital Status:
--Married 1/               187      181      113
--Divorced                 726      784      624
--Separated                925      694      553
--Widowed 2/                13       13       18
--Never married          1,048      893      666

Race and Hispanic Origin:
--White                  1,577    1,355    1,007
--Black                  1,256    1,167      944
--Hispanic Origin 3/       394      284      213

Age:
--Less than 18 years      (NA)     (NA)     (NA)
--18 to 29 years         1,465    1,293      936
--30 to 39 years           928      837      655
--40 years and over        506      435      383

Years of School Completed:
--Less than 12 years     1,289    1,246    1,099
--High school: 4 years   1,209      997      656
--College: 1 to 3 years    338      252      194
        4 years or more     62       71       23

Number of Own Children
Present from an Absent
Father
--One child              1,259    1,000      800
--Two children             897      891      591
--Three children           482      387      299
--Four children or more    260      287      283
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r  Revised.
1/ Remarried women whose previous marriage ended in divorce.
2/ Widowed women whose previous marriage ended in divorce.
3/ Women of Hispanic origin may be of any race.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011