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  • Description
    Non-working Parents reports the percent of children living in families where no parent is in the labor force.
  • Full Description
    Children are all persons under the age of 18 years, living in families, and related as children by birth, marriage, or adoption to the householder. For children living in single-parent families, only the resident parent may not be in the labor force. This data originates from the American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year estimates, table B23008. The ACS collects these data from a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis. ACS aggregates samples into one-, three-, or five-year periods. At this time only state-level annual data are available on Town-level data aggregated from the five-year datasets (considered to be more accurate for geographic areas that are the size of a county or smaller) can be produced using PUMS data currently available on the Census website.
  • Source
    American Community Survey