This is a new indicator for the State of Babies Yearbook:2022. The denominator is the total number of children ages 0-2 below the poverty line who live with at least one parent. The numerator is the number of children ages 0-2 below the poverty line who live with only disconnected parents (i.e., parents who were not working in the past 12 months, and were not working for a reason other than going to school). All residential parents must be disconnected, according to the above definition, in order to qualify as living with disconnected parents. Due to small state sample sizes, only the national estimate is presented. We used weights adjusted to account for non-random non-response related to COVID-19 in the 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS).
This indicator can be disaggregated by race/ethnicity and urbanicity. Race/ethnicity: Race/ethnicity is reported by the survey respondent who is likely the child’s caregiver. The CPS includes race and ethnicity data for the following single categories as well as specific combinations or two or three categories and unspecified combinations of the races: White only, Black or African American only, American Indian or Alaska Native only, Asian only, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander only. Ethnicity is asked as a separate question. Responses of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Salvadoran, other Hispanic, Central American (excluding Salvadoran) and South American are coded as Hispanic, regardless of response to the race item. We then group the remaining non-Hispanic respondents into the following race categories for analyses: non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic Asian, non-Hispanic Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and non-Hispanic two or more races. Urbanicity: Metropolitan areas include central cities, metro areas outside of central cities, and metro areas with central city status unknown. Non-metropolitan areas are areas outside of metropolitan areas.
Source: Flood, S., King, M., Rodgers, R., Ruggles, S. & Warren, J.R. (2020). Current Population Survey 2020 (IPUMS, Current Population Survey: Version 8.0) [Dataset]. IPUMS. https://doi.org/10.18128/D030.V8.0