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749. Married-Couple Families--Number and Median Income, by Work Experience of Husbands and Wives and Presence of Children

[As of March of the year following. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, Sections 1 and 14, and Appendix III and summary below]

 
1997 1997
Number (1,000) Median income in current dollars(dollars)
One or more related children One or more related children
Work experience of under 18 years old under 18 years old
husband All With All With
married no One Two married no One Two
couple related Total child children couple related Total child children
families children or families children or
more more
 
     All married-couple families .................................................................................................. 54,321 27,892 26,430 10,057 16,372 51,591 48,588 54,395 56,324 52,857
 
Husband worked......................................................................................... 43,384 18,404 24,980 9,365 15,615 57,794 61,190 55,905 58,075 54,588
  Wife worked......................................... 32,834 14,020 18,814 7,482 11,331 61,837 65,624 59,733 61,486 57,974
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 18,962 8,907 10,055 4,455 5,600 67,053 70,445 64,859 66,726 62,848
  Wife did not work.................................... 10,550 4,384 6,166 1,882 4,284 43,482 45,421 42,095 42,887 41,783
 
Husband year-round, full-time worker.................................................................... 35,618 14,009 21,609 8,052 13,557 61,495 66,268 58,688 60,667 57,220
  Wife worked......................................... 27,493 11,103 16,390 6,499 9,891 64,902 69,982 61,713 63,369 60,761
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 16,244 7,392 8,852 3,921 4,931 69,507 73,280 66,477 68,173 65,354
  Wife did not work.................................... 8,125 2,906 5,219 1,553 3,666 48,510 51,866 46,454 46,864 46,109
 
Husband did not work..................................... 10,937 9,488 1,449 693 757 27,639 28,253 22,880 28,329 19,602
  Wife worked......................................... 2,861 2,084 778 382 396 37,239 39,784 30,014 32,530 25,990
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 1,600 1,124 476 247 229 44,548 47,962 38,347 39,041 37,405
  Wife did not work.................................... 8,076 7,404 672 311 361 24,986 25,656 17,542 21,406 15,256
 
 
  1998 1998
 
  Number (1,000) Median income in current dollars(dollars)
  --
  One or more related children One or more related children
Work experience of under 18 years old under 18 years old
husband All With All With
  married no One Two married no One Two
  couple related Total child children couple related Total child children
  families children or families children or
  more more
 
     All married-couple families .... 54,778 28,552 26,226 10,077 16,150 54,180 51,323 57,022 59,033 55,674
 
Husband worked...................... 43,705 18,822 24,883 9,429 15,454 60,867 64,090 58,730 60,784 57,118
  Wife worked......................................... 32,873 14,289 18,584 7,459 11,125 65,411 68,878 62,817 65,261 61,561
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 19,132 9,139 9,993 4,421 5,572 70,918 73,284 68,438 71,474 66,482
  Wife did not work.................................... 10,832 4,532 6,300 1,970 4,329 45,541 49,128 42,079 42,063 42,084
 
Husband year-round, full-time worker.. 36,285 14,576 21,709 8,155 13,554 63,750 68,930 60,883 62,429 59,910
  Wife worked......................................... 27,799 11,555 16,244 6,491 9,753 68,075 72,342 65,140 67,325 63,693
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 16,703 7,774 8,929 3,932 4,997 72,930 76,459 70,515 73,502 68,203
  Wife did not work.................................... 8,486 3,021 5,465 1,663 3,801 48,514 52,355 45,372 43,373 45,996
 
Husband did not work..................................... 11,073 9,730 1,343 647 696 28,488 28,819 26,196 27,388 25,168
  Wife worked......................................... 3,019 2,230 789 393 396 38,818 41,883 31,098 35,727 28,875
    Wife year-round, full-time worker.................... 1,666 1,194 472 230 242 43,080 45,437 36,102 40,107 32,030
  Wife did not work.................................... 8,055 7,500 554 254 300 25,657 26,029 19,116 19,903 17,312
 


Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Current Population Reports, Money Income in the United States, series P60-193, P60-197, P60-200, and P60-206.

http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income.html

* CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY (MARCH ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY)

Approximately 62,500 housing units were eligible to receive the 1995 Annual Demographic Survey. The basic monthly CPS sample of 60,000 housing units was supplemented by 2,500 housing units which had at least one Hispanic member the previous November. In addition, members of the Armed Forces, which are excluded from the basic CPS labor force survey, were part of the elibigle population in March. Because of the CPS sample rotation system, approximately one-half of the sample had been interviewed the previous March.

Interviewers used lap-top computers to administer the interview, asking questions as they appear on the screen and directly entering the responses obtained. With the exception of first and the fifth month-in-sample interviews, when an interviewer usually visited the sample unit, over 90 percent of the interviews were conducted by telephone.

Completed interviews were electronically transmitted to a central processor where the responses were edited for consistency, imputations were made for missing data, and various codes were added. Based on the probability of selection, a weight was added to each supplement-responding household and person record so that estimates of the population by state, race, age, sex, and Hispanic origin matched the population projections made by the Bureau of the Census. Since not every person who provided labor force information completed the supplement and the supplement was asked of members of the Armed Forces, the supplement weights vary from those used for labor force estimation.

* DEFINITIONS

Family

The term "family" refers to a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who reside together; all such persons are considered as members of one family. For example, if the son of the person who maintains the household and the son's wife are members of the household, they are treated as members of the parent's family. Every family must include a reference person (see definition of householder for primary families); two or more people living in the same household who are related to one another, but are not related to the householder, form an "unrelated subfamily." Beginning with the 1980 CPS, unrelated subfamilies were excluded from the count of families and unrelated subfamily members were excluded from the count of family members.

Family households

Family households are households maintained by a family (as defined above). Members of family households include any unrelated persons (unrelated subfamily members and/or secondary individuals) who may be residing there. The number of family households will not equal the number of families since families living in group quarters are included in the count of families. In addition, the count of family household members differs from the count of family members in that the family household members include all persons living in the household, whereas family members include only the householder and his/her relatives. (See the definition of family).

Income

For each person in the Current Population Survey (CPS) sample 15 years old and over, questions were asked on the amount of money income received in the preceding calendar year from each of the following sources: 1) earnings from longest job (or self- employment); 2) earnings from jobs other than longest job; 3) unemployment compensation; 4) worker's compensation; 5) Social Security; 6) Supplemental Security income; 7) public assistance; 8) veterans' payments; 9) survivor benefits; 10) disability benefits; 11) pension or retirement income; 12) interest; 13) dividends; 14) rents, royalties, and estates and trusts; 15) educational assistance; 16) alimony; 17) child support; 18) financial assistance from outside of the household, and other periodic income. Capital gains and lump-sum or one-time payments are excluded. For definitions of alternative measures of income (definitions 1 through 15 shown in tables 10 through 12), see introductory text.

It should be noted that although the income statistics refer to receipts during the preceding calendar year, the demographic characteristics such as age, labor force status, and family or household composition are as of the survey date. The income of the family/household does not include amounts received by persons who were members during all or part of the income year if these persons no longer resided in the family/household at the time of interview. However, income data are collected for persons who are current residents but did not reside in the household during the income year.

Data on consumer income collected in the CPS by the Bureau of the Census cover money income received (exclusive of certain money receipts such as capital gains) before payments for personal income taxes, Social Security, union dues, Medicare deductions, etc. Therefore, money income does not reflect the fact that some families receive part of their income in the form of noncash benefits such as food stamps, health benefits, noncash benefits in the form of rent-free housing and goods produced and consumed on the farm; or that non-cash benefits are also received by some nonfarm residents which often take the form of the use of business transportation and facilities, full or partial payments by business for retirement programs, medical and educational expenses, etc. These elements should be considered when comparing income levels. Moreover, readers should be aware that for many different reasons there is a tendency in household surveys for respondents to underreport their income. From an analysis of independently derived income estimates, it has been determined that income earned from wages or salaries is much better reported than other sources of income, and is nearly equal to independent estimates of aggregate income.

Median income

Median income is the amount which divides the income distribution into two equal groups, half having incomes above the median, half having incomes below the median. The medians for households, families, and unrelated individuals are based on all households, families, and unrelated individuals. The medians for persons are based on persons 15 years old and over with income.

Mean income

Mean income is the amount obtained by dividing the total aggregate income of a group by the number of units in that group. The means for households, families, and unrelated individuals are based on all households, families, and unrelated individuals. The means for persons are based on persons 15 years old and over with income.

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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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