Census Bureau

Table 2.

Odds of Reported Registration Among All Citizens and Naturalized Citizens: November 1996

Characteristics Odds of Reported Registration
All Citizens Naturalized
Citizens
Model 1

Odds Ratio

Model 2

Odds Ratio

Model 3

Odds Ratio

Model 4

Odds Ratio

         
Nativity Status        
Naturalized   0.65*    
Duration in the U.S.        
   11 to 25 years       1.61*
   26 to 45 years       2.51*
   46 to 65 years       3.64*
   66 or more years       4.67*
Region of Origin        
   Europe     0.75* 0.84
   Asia     0.57* 0.90
   Latin America     0.75* 1.31
   Other North America     0.81 (R)
   Other Regions     0.63+ 0.71
Sex        
   Female 1.23* 1.23* 1.23* 1.06
Age        
   18 to 99 years 1.03* 1.03* 1.03* 1.02*
Race        
   Black, not Hispanic 1.47* 1.48* 1.47* 1.27
   Hispanic, regardless of race 0.90+ 0.98 0.95 0.89
   Other, not Hispanic 0.53* 0.63* 0.67* 0.82
Marital Status        
   Married 1.27* 1.27* 1.27* 0.99
   Widowed, divorced, separated 0.90* 0.90* 0.91+ 0.76
Presence of Related Kids 0.89* 0.90* 0.90* 0.79^
Education        
   At lease some college 2.87* 2.89* 2.89* 2.35*
Employment Status        
   Employed 1.17* 1.17* 1.17* 1.03
   Unemployed 1.11^ 1.12^ 1.11^ 1.38
Occupation        
   Professional 1.50* 1.50* 1.50* 1.24
Income 1.12* 1.12* 1.12* 1.12*
Dummy for income 0.88* 0.88* 0.88* 0.46*
Tenure        
   Owns 1.34* 1.34* 1.33* 1.07
Length of Time at Address        
   1 to 4 years 1.28* 1.28* 1.28* 1.24
   5 or more years 1.95* 1.95* 1.95* 1.48+
Metropolitan Status        
   Suburb 0.85* 0.85* 0.85* 0.89
   Nonmetropolitan 0.94^ 0.93+ 0.93+ 0.88
Region        
   Northeast 0.99 1.00 1.00 1.21
   Midwest 1.20* 1.20* 1.19* 1.36
   West 1.08+ 1.08+ 1.08+ 1.13
         
Number of cases (unweighted) 78,195 78,195 78,195 3,200
-2 Log likelihood 11,149.8 11,236.4 11,229.2 473.4
Degrees of freedom 22 23 27 30

^p<.10; +p<.05; *p<.01; R=omitted category

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Fertility & Family Statistics Branch
Authors: Loretta E. Bass and Lynne M. Casper
Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:03:04 PM