|Percentage with Income from Sourceb||Income in Past Monthb|
|Cases with Income from Selected Source||All Clientsc|
|Earnings by All Household Members||54||$817||$407|
|Food stamp benefits||93||$317||$293|
|SSI or disability insurance||15||$559||$ 79|
|Child Support Over Past 12 Months|
|Other Sourcese||13||$244||$ 32|
|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 currently and previously employed case heads.
a Income sources and amounts refer to the month prior to the survey.
b Categories include income received by any member of the household.
c Figures for "all clients" includes clients who received or who did not receive the income source in the past month. Those who did not receive the income source had values of $0 in the calculation of the average.
d Tabulated only for cases that received child support in past 12 months (n=41).
e Other income includes child support, unemployment benefits, alimony payments, and money from friends or relatives. Separate figures for monthly child support payments were not gathered in the survey.