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New Mexico Population - Young Children With Parents in the Workforce

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The Percentage of Children Under Age 6 for Whom All Parents Are in the Labor Force by Small Area, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Children Under Age 6 for Whom All Parents Are in the Labor Force by County, New Mexico, 2013-2017

The Percentage of Children Under Age 6 for Whom All Parents Are in the Labor Force by 2010 U.S. Census Tract, New Mexico, 2013-2017

Why Is This Important?

Parents and families are characteristically the earliest educators of young children, and the level of parental interaction during formative years is linked to a variety of academic outcomes. However, the degree of parental involvement may be influenced by the labor-force participation of the parents, particularly in single-parent households. An increased need for quality child care is found in family settings where all parents are employed full-time.

Definition

The percentage of children under age 6 for whom the only parent or both parents are in the labor force.

Data Sources

  • New Mexico Population Estimates: University of New Mexico, Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) Program.
    (http://gps.unm.edu/)
  • U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
    (http://data.census.gov)

How the Measure is Calculated

Numerator:The estimated number of children under age 6 with all parents in the labor force.
Denominator:The estimated number of all children under age 6 in the population.

Available Services

Search the NewMexicoKids Child Care Resource & Referral database for child-care providers: [https://www.newmexicokids.org/parents-and-families/childcare-search/ccrnr/].

Indicator Data Last Updated On 08/09/2017, Published on 12/21/2018
Community Health Assessment Program, Epidemiology and Response Division, New Mexico Department of Health, 1190 S. Saint Francis Drive, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM, 87502. Contact Rena Manning at rena.manning@state.nm.us