Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.10 Household Composition of Single-parent TANF Cases in Illinois (Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)

06/10/2003

Table D.10
Household Composition of Single-parent TANF Cases in Illinois
(Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)
  Employed Not Employed All
Household Composition
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
0 0 1 1
1 17 29 24
2 30 27 28
3 26 20 22
4 11 9 10
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   ***  
0 36 19 26
1 36 46 42
2 21 25 24
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
Sample Size 157 259 416
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.
*/**/*** 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.

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