Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table C.1 Demographic Characteristics of the Heads of Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois

06/10/2003

Table C.1
Demographic Characteristics of the Heads of Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois
Measure Percentage, Unless Indicated Otherwise
Gender
Female 98
Male 2
Age in Years
Less than 20 8
20 to 24 27
25 to 29 21
30 to 34 17
35 to 39 13
40 to 49 12
50 or more 2
Median age 28.5 years
Ethnicity/Race
Non-Hispanic, white 12
Non-Hispanic, African American 82
Non-Hispanic, other races 1
Hispanic, any race 6
Marital Status
Never married 84
Married, spouse present 4
Married, spouse absent but not legally separated 6
Legally separated, divorced, or widowed 6
Institutionalized 1
Education
Less than high school diploma/GED 49
High school diploma/GED 40
More than high school diploma/GED 11
Number of TANF Cases 33,495
Source: Administrative data on the TANF caseload maintained by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Population: TANF cases in Illinois that: (1) were eligible for a cash grant in November 2001, (2) were classified by DHS as "single-parent," and (3) included the grantee (i.e., the person to whom the benefit was issued) as a member of the case (thus excluding "child-only" cases). Some of the cases (9 percent) in the study population did not receive a positive cash grant despite being classified as "eligible" for a cash grant (see Table C.4 for reasons).

View full report

Preview
Download

"report.pdf" (pdf, 1.55Mb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®