APPENDIX TABLE A8-9Mean Shares of Household Income by Source: Detailed Earnings of Head's Nuclear Family, 1997–2001 Pooled

National Origin (Birthplace) Households with Head Under Age 65
Generation
1.0: Arrived as Adult 1.5: Arrived as Child 2.0: U.S.-Born, Both Parents Foreign-Born 2.5: U.S.-Born, 1 Parent U.S.-Born 3+: U.S.-Born, Both Parents U.S.-Born*
Fraction of Household Income
Mexico
      Earnings of head 0.517 0.557 0.522 0.546 0.554
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.198 0.196 0.186 0.182 0.189
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.064 0.026 0.032 0.032 0.033
El Salvador, Guatemala
      Earnings of head 0.557 0.509 0.542
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.179 0.174 0.193
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.056 0.023 0.031
Other Central America
      Earnings of head 0.524 0.518 0.599 0.569
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.200 0.203 0.112 0.216
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.053 0.004 0.019 0.033
Puerto Rico
      Earnings of head 0.422 0.481 0.519 0.535 0.542
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.135 0.135 0.161 0.155 0.150
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.051 0.045 0.015 0.021 0.022
Dominican Republic
      Earnings of head 0.411 0.494 0.523
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.156 0.141 0.171
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.074 0.024 0.000
Cuba
      Earnings of head 0.497 0.543 0.567 0.621
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.184 0.228 0.279 0.208
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.063 0.037 0.007 0.007
Colombia
      Earnings of head 0.538 0.576
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.205 0.214
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.056 0.006
Peru, Ecuador
      Earnings of head 0.525 0.531 0.563 0.545
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.184 0.224 0.166 0.238
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.070 0.014 0.000 0.001
Other South America
      Earnings of head 0.595 0.577
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.202 0.205
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.038 0.016
Hispanics (self-identity)*
      Earnings of head 0.513 0.538 0.534 0.554 0.553
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.188 0.187 0.176 0.186 0.188
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.061 0.028 0.024 0.029 0.031
Black non-Hispanics (self-identity)*
      Earnings of head 0.568
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.119
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.028
White non-Hispanics (self-identity)*
      Earnings of head 0.566
      Earnings of head's spouse 0.204
      Earnings of head's children (excl subfam) 0.023
*

The samples for Hispanics overall and for 3+ generation Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and black and white non-Hispanics are identified by the “subjective” Spanish-origin and race questions in the CPS.

SOURCE: Pooled March CPS files, 1998-2002. Means are simple averages across households, using household weights. Households with zero or negative total income, or containing persons with negative income from any source, are excluded. Results for Hispanics are shown only for cells with at least 90 observations. Boxes indicate combined groups.

The samples for Hispanics overall and for 3+ generation Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and black and white non-Hispanics are identified by the “subjective” Spanish-origin and race questions in the CPS.

SOURCE: Pooled March CPS files, 1998-2002. Means are simple averages across households, using household weights. Households with zero or negative total income, or containing persons with negative income from any source, are excluded. Results for Hispanics are shown only for cells with at least 90 observations. Boxes indicate combined groups.

From: 8, Economic Well-Being

Cover of Hispanics and the Future of America
Hispanics and the Future of America.
National Research Council (US) Panel on Hispanics in the United States; Tienda M, Mitchell F, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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