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Important Facts for New Mexico Population - Young Children With Parents in the Workforce

Definition

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

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.

Data Interpretation Issues

Population estimates include fractions, hence the sum of population subgroup estimates may not exactly equal the overall state population estimates due to rounding error.

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.

Healthy People Objective: EMC-1, (Developmental) Increase the proportion of children who are ready for school in all five domains of healthy development: physical development, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, language, and cognitive development

U.S. Target: Developmental

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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Content updated: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:53:37 MST