National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies: 2-Year Full Impact Sample Files: Selected Characteristics of Sample Members, 2-Year File

09/10/2001

Two-Year Impact Sample Public Use File

Table Demog
Selected Characteristics of Sample Members

Characteristic                             Variable Name Atlanta Grand    RiversideColumbus  Detroit Oklahoma    Portland

Demographic characteristics

Gender (%)
 Male                                        MALE             3.6      4.2     10.6      6.5      3.3        6.9       6.8
 Female                                      FEMALE          96.4     95.8     89.4     93.5     96.7       93.1      93.2

Age (%)
 Under 19                                    AGELT19          0.0      5.4      0.9      0.2      2.9        9.8       0.0
 19-24                                       AGE1924         10.2     34.2     15.5     12.9     26.2       27.0      22.7
 25-34                                       AGE2534         54.2     40.6     49.7     55.7     43.3       42.9      52.1
 35-44                                       AGE3544         29.8     16.5     27.8     26.8     22.7       17.3      21.6
 45 or over                                  AGE4559          5.9      3.3      6.1      4.4      5.0        2.9       3.5

Average age (years)                          AGEP            32.7     28.2     32.0     31.8     30.0       28.1      30.3

Ethnicity (%)
 White                                       WHITE            3.7     50.1     49.0     46.5     11.0       59.4      69.6
 Hispanic                                    HISPANIC         0.8      8.0     30.2      0.4      0.8        4.3       3.9
 Black                                       BLACK           94.9     39.3     16.7     52.0     87.3       28.9      20.2
 Black Hispanic                              BLACKHIS         0.1      0.3      0.0      0.0      0.0        0.3       0.3
 Native American/Alaskan Native              NATIVE           0.1      1.5      1.4      0.1      0.2        6.4       2.9
 Asian/Pacific Islander                      ASIAN            0.2      0.4      2.7      0.8      0.2        0.6       2.1
 Other                                       OTHER            0.2      0.5      0.0      0.3      0.6        0.1       1.2

Family status

Marital status (%)
 Never married                               NEVMAR          59.7     57.9     32.5     50.2     68.0       34.3      47.9
 Married, living with spouse                 MARLIVW          1.4      3.3      8.1      8.2      2.7        3.8       1.6
 Separated                                   SEPARAT         20.8     18.4     31.4     22.3     15.8       35.7      21.2
 Divorced                                    DIVORCED        16.7     19.3     26.5     18.6     12.3       25.2      28.6
 Widowed                                     WIDOWED          1.5      1.0      1.5      0.8      1.2        1.0       0.7
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Table Demog (continued)

Characteristic                               Variable NamAtlanta Grand    RiversideColumbus  Detroit Oklahoma    Portland

Number of children
 1                                           ONECHILD        37.4     46.9     38.6     40.0     43.7       50.6      39.9
 2                                           TWOCHILD        33.0     35.3     32.0     33.4     29.6       30.5      33.5
 3 or more                                   THRCHILD        29.6     17.9     29.4     26.6     26.7       18.9      26.6

Average number of children                   NCHLDGRP         2.1      1.8      2.0      2.0      2.0        1.7       2.0

Has any child age 0-5                        CHLD0T5         42.5     67.9     56.0     46.9     64.3       65.1      68.2
Has any child age 6-11                       JCHLD611        62.2     38.3     56.2     57.3     44.3       40.5      47.7
Has any child age 12-18                      JCHLD18         45.2     26.2     37.0     39.4     34.0       23.9      25.5

Age of youngest child (%)
 2 or under                                  YCHLDLT3         0.3     46.3      6.2      1.8     39.3       41.4      40.5
 3 to 5                                      YCHLD3T5        42.2     21.6     49.8     45.1     25.0       23.8      27.7
 6 or over                                   YCHLDGE6        57.5     32.1     44.0     53.1     35.7       34.9      31.8

Had a child as a teenager                    BIRTH19U        41.4     48.4     32.8     37.5     44.2       47.1      32.4

Labor force status

Worked full time for 6 months or more
for one employer (%)                         WRKFT6MO        72.6     63.8     71.0     42.5     48.1       68.8      77.0

Any earnings in past 12 months (%)           BERNV           28.2     46.0     40.7     28.2     21.1       69.0      39.0

Currently employed (%)                       CUREMP           7.5     11.4     11.2      4.0      6.8        8.6       9.4

Education status

Received high school diploma or GED (%)      HSDIP           60.9     59.0     56.2     57.4     56.5       55.1      65.9

Highest degree/diploma earned (%)
 GEDa                                        GED              5.5      8.2      9.2      7.0     10.7       11.3      21.6
 High school diploma                         HSD             47.2     45.9     41.8     44.6     37.0       38.2      33.7
 Technical/AA/2-year college                 TECDIP           6.8      4.1      4.3      4.6      8.0        4.3       9.3
 4-year (or more) college                    COLLEGE          1.8      0.9      0.9      1.6      1.1        1.6       1.7
 None of the above                           NODEGREE        38.7     40.9     43.8     42.3     43.2       44.6      33.7

Highest grade completed in school (average)  GRADE           11.3     11.4     11.0     11.2     11.2       11.1      11.2
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Table Demog (continued)

Characteristic                               Variable NamAtlanta Grand    RiversideColumbus  Detroit Oklahoma    Portland

Enrolled in education or training in past
12 months (%)                                ANY12           13.3     39.2     19.6      9.5     20.0       23.7      20.7

Currently enrolled in education or training (ANYCUR           8.5     34.8     14.1      7.8     28.2       12.9      13.1

Public assistance status

Total prior AFDC receipt (%)b
 None                                        OADCNONE         0.3      0.1      1.0     10.0      2.8       44.4       1.2
 Less than 1 year                            OADCLT1Y        24.0     22.1     33.8      8.3     13.7       18.8      20.2
 1 year or more but less than 2 years        OADC1T2Y         9.7     18.6     11.3      9.0      9.1       12.5      16.3
 2 years or more but less than 5 years       OADC2T5Y        23.7     30.0     26.4     27.9     24.0       15.3      32.7
 5 years or more but less than 10 years      OADC5T10        20.9     16.4     15.6     22.7     22.5        6.5      21.2
 10 years or more                            OADCGE11        21.4     12.8     11.8     22.1     27.9        2.5       8.5

Raised as a child in a household receiving AFAFDCHGT0        26.1     32.8     19.5     27.0     40.1       21.7      25.0

First spell of AFDC receipt (%)c             NEWDISC          8.7     27.9     23.5      9.6      4.1       42.0       7.2

Housing status

Current housing status (%)
 Public housing                              PUBHOUS         32.8      2.6      2.5     15.2      5.5        5.3       7.5
 Subsidized housing                          SUBHOUS         23.1     13.0      7.0     24.7      1.1        6.7      19.1
 Emergency or temporary housing              EMGHOUS          1.4      2.4      1.4      1.4      0.8       14.4       3.4
 None of the above                           OTHHOUS         42.7     82.1     89.1     58.7     92.6       73.7      70.1

Sample size                                                  5768     4554     8322     7242     4459       8677      5547