Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.1 Employment Experiences of TANF Case Heads (Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)

06/10/2003

Table D.1
Employment Experiences of TANF Case Heads
(Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)
  All Cases
Current Employment Status
Employed 39
Not employed; worked for pay during the past year 35
Not employed; worked for pay more than a year ago 22
Not employed; never worked for pay 3
Number of Months Worked for Pay During the Past Year
0 26
1 to 3 15
4 to 6 25
7 to 9 12
10 to 11 5
12 17
Number of Months Worked If Employed in Past Year
Average 6.9
Median 6.0
Number of Jobs Held During the Past Year
0 26
1 44
2 24
3 or more 6
Number of Jobs Held If Employed in Past Year
Average 1.5
Median 1.0
Proportion of Time Employed Since Age 18
About 75 percent or more 54
About 50 percent 22
About 25 percent or less 21
Not at all 3
Sample Size 416
Source: MPR's 2001-02 survey of Illinois TANF cases.
Notes: The survey data have been weighted to be representative of all single-parent TANF recipients in Illinois. Survey item nonresponse may cause the sample sizes for specific variables to be smaller than those shown. Rounding may cause percentages to sum to something other than 100. We conducted two-tailed t-tests (for continuous variables) and chi-square tests (for categorical variables) for differences between employed and not employed case heads.

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