Employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for children under age 18, by various characteristics, 2000–10

Share with ESI Percentage-point change
2000 2007 2009 2010 2000–07 2007–10 2009–10 2000–10
All under 18 66.7% 59.8% 55.8% 54.8% -6.9 -5.0 -1.0 -11.9
Race White, non-Hispanic 76.8% 71.1% 68.1% 67.2% -5.7 -3.9 -0.9 -9.6
Black, non-Hispanic 52.6% 46.3% 40.7% 38.5% -6.3 -7.8 -2.2 -14.1
Hispanic 44.0% 38.2% 34.6% 35.3% -5.8 -2.9 0.7 -8.7
Other 65.9% 61.2% 58.1% 56.6% -4.7 -4.6 -1.5 -9.3
Nativity Native born 67.7% 60.6% 56.5% 55.5% -7.1 -5.1 -1.0 -12.2
Foreign born 46.3% 39.6% 36.7% 37.3% -6.7 -2.3 0.6 -9.0
Education of family head Less than high school 35.5% 23.2% 19.9% 20.4% -12.3 -2.8 0.5 -15.1
High school 64.4% 52.2% 46.0% 44.8% -12.2 -7.4 -1.2 -19.6
Some college 74.2% 66.0% 60.1% 58.1% -8.2 -7.9 -2.0 -16.1
College 85.9% 82.2% 80.3% 79.4% -3.7 -2.8 -0.9 -6.5
Post-college 88.0% 86.3% 86.6% 84.4% -1.7 -1.9 -2.2 -3.6
Family income fifth Lowest 25.1% 17.2% 13.3% 13.4% -7.9 -3.8 0.1 -11.7
Second 56.0% 42.5% 36.0% 33.7% -13.5 -8.8 -2.3 -22.3
Middle 75.8% 68.4% 63.5% 60.8% -7.4 -7.6 -2.7 -15.0
Fourth 87.1% 82.7% 79.9% 80.6% -4.4 -2.1 0.7 -6.5
Highest 89.8% 88.2% 86.3% 85.8% -1.6 -2.4 -0.5 -4.0

Source: Author’s analysis of microdata from the U.S. Census Bureau/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (U.S. Census Bureau various years)

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