|Adults only, no children||0||1||1|
|Single parent, children||61||50||55|
|Single parent, other adults, childrena||32||38||36|
|Single parent, partner, childrenb||4||4||4|
|Two married adults, childrenb||3||6||4|
|Average number of persons in HH||4.6||4.5||4.5|
|Median number of persons in HH||4.0||4.0||4.0|
|Number of Children Less than Age 18 in Household|
|5 or more||16||14||15|
|Average number of children < 18 in HH||2.9||2.6*||2.7|
|Median number of children < 18 in HH||3.0||2.0||2.0|
|Number of Children Less than Age 6 in Household||***|
|3 or more||6||10||9|
|Average number of children < 6 in HH||1.0||1.3**||1.2|
|Median number of children < 6 in HH||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Age of Youngest Child||***|
|Less than 1 year||21||33||29|
|1 to 5 years||42||48||46|
|6 to 14 years||32||18||23|
|15 years or older||4||1||2|
|Average age of youngest child||4.8||3.0***||3.8|
|Median age of youngest child||3.0||1.0||2.0|
|Have Own Children Less than Age 18 Living Outside Household||5||7||6|
|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.
*/**/*** Difference between cases with/without an employed head is statistically significant at the .10/.05/.01 level.
a "Other adults" is exclusive of a spouse or partner.
b Other adults may also have been present in the household.