TABLE 5-5Living Arrangements by Generation, Mexican Children, and Elderly Persons

Living Arrangements Children Ages 0–17
All Children 1st Generation 2nd Generation NBNP
Both parents 67.2 73.6 72.3 56.0
Mother only 22.8 13.8 20.1 30.9
Father only 4.4 3.0 3.8 6.2
Other relatives 3.7 5.4 2.5 5.0
Nonrelatives 1.5 2.9 1.0 1.7
Unweighted number 28,503 3,916 15,555 9,032
Elderly Persons (65+)
All Elderly Persons 1st Generation 2nd Generation NBNP
Family householder 38.7 34.1 43.4 39.9
Spouse/partner of householder 22.7 20.0 25.5 23.4
Other relativesa19.3 30.3 9.5 14.0
Alone 18.3 14.9 20.4 21.5
Nonrelatives 1.0 0.7 1.2 1.3
Unweighted number 3,033 1,245 1,027 761
a

Includes children of householder.

SOURCE: Pooled March 1998–2002 CPS files.

Includes children of householder.

SOURCE: Pooled March 1998–2002 CPS files.

From: 5, Hispanic Families in the United States: Family Structure and Process in an Era of Family Change

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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