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108. Women 15-44 Years of Age Who Have Ever Had a Live Birth, and Use of Maternity Leave for the Most Recent Birth: 1995



 
Percent distribution
   Characteristic Did not take leave 1
Took
Number Not maternity Not Not Other
(1,000) Total employed Employed leave needed offered reasons
 
    All women 34,958 100.0 48.0 52.0 37.3 2.3 0.9 11.6
 
AGE AT TIME OF BIRTH
 
15-19 years old 3,436 100.0 71.9 28.1 14.8 0.7 0.1 12.5
20-24 years old 10,094 100.0 52.8 47.2 29.8 1.3 1.3 14.9
25-29 years old 11,629 100.0 44.8 55.2 41.1 2.7 0.8 10.5
30-44 years old 9,799 100.0 38.3 61.7 48.3 3.5 0.8 9.1
 
YEAR OF CHILD's BIRTH
 
1991-95 13,999 100.0 43.2 56.8 43.5 2.2 0.9 10.3
1981-90 15,344 100.0 47.4 52.6 37.2 2.7 0.8 11.8
1980 and before 5,616 100.0 61.5 38.5 22.0 1.6 0.9 14.0
 
MARITAL STATUS AT TIME OF BIRTH
 
Never married 6,379 100.0 58.4 41.6 26.8 0.8 1.0 13.0
Married 26,439 100.0 44.9 55.1 40.3 2.8 0.8 11.1
Formerly married 2,140 100.0 54.3 45.7 31.1 0.8 1.3 12.5
 
BIRTH ORDER OF CHILD
 
First 10,901 100.0 35.8 64.2 46.9 1.8 1.1 14.4
Second 13,965 100.0 47.7 52.3 38.1 2.6 1.0 10.7
Third or higher 10,092 100.0 61.5 38.5 25.8 2.5 0.4 9.7
 
EDUCATION AT INTERVIEW 2
 
No high school diploma or GED 3 4,961 100.0 69.6 30.4 16.5 0.7 0.4 12.8
High school diploma or GED 14,295 100.0 48.8 51.2 36.2 1.6 1.0 12.4
Some college, no bachelor's degree 7,967 100.0 40.1 59.9 44.4 2.6 1.1 11.8
Bachelor's degree or higher 5,929 100.0 32.8 67.2 52.8 5.6 0.9 7.9
 
RACE AND HISPANIC ORIGIN
 
Hispanic 4,372 100.0 57.8 42.2 28.9 1.1 0.8 11.4
Non-Hispanic white 24,009 100.0 44.7 55.3 39.6 3.0 0.9 12.0
Non-Hispanic black 5,149 100.0 53.5 46.5 34.5 0.4 1.1 10.6
Non-Hispanic other 1,428 100.0 53.7 46.3 34.8 1.5 0.6 9.4



1 The group labeled includes women who did not need to take maternity leave: (1) Due to the timing of their birth relative to their job schedule (for example, teachers who delivered during summer break. (2) Due to the nature of their jobs (for example, worked out of their homes, self-employed). (3) Because they decided to quit their jobs after delivery. The group labeled "not offered" includes: (1) Woman whose employers did not ofer (or denied) maternity leave at all (for example, woman would be fired if she took leave. (2) woman whose job benefits did not include maternity leave. The final group labeled "other reasons" includes women who decided to quit their jobs before delivery, who could not afford to take maternity leave for personal or financial reasons,
and who continued to work right after delivery.nn
2 Women 22-44 years of age at time of interview.
3 GED is general eqeuivalency diploma.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Fertility, Family Planning, and Women's Health: New data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, Vital and Health Statistics, Series 23, No. 19, 1997. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg.htm



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/108_women_15_44_years_of_age.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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