Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table C.2 Number and Age of Children on Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois

06/10/2003

Table C.2
Number and Age of Children on Single-Parent TANF Cases in Illinois
Measure Percentage, Unless Indicated Otherwise
Number of Children on Case
0a 2
1 29
2 28
3 20
4 or more 21
Median number of children 2 children
Age of Youngest Child on Case
Not applicable (no child on case)a 2
Less than 1 year 27
1 to 5 years 42
6 to 14 years 26
15 years or older 3
Median age of youngest child 2.7 years
Age of Oldest Child on Case
Not applicable (no child on case)a 2
Less than 1 year 8
1 to 5 years 28
6 to 14 years 45
15 to 17 years 14
18 years or older 2
Median age of oldest child 8.6 years
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).
a A family in which all of the minor children receive SSI may be eligible for TANF. For such a family, the TANF case would consist of only the adult member(s), which for this study's population would be the single parent.

 

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