|Currently Employed||Previously Employed||Ever Employed|
|Length of Employment on Job|
|Average number of months||14.3||10.2**||11.9|
|Median number of months||6.0||5.0||5.0|
|Hours Worked Per Week|
|Less than 20||9||8||8|
|20 to 34||36||30||33|
|35 or more||55||61||59|
|Average hours worked per week||32.3||34.9**||34.2|
|Median hours worked per week||35.0||40.0||35.0|
|Temporary or Seasonal Job||22||32**||28|
|Shift or Time of Day Worked|
|Regular day time shift||54||57||56|
|Morning or afternoon shift||11||9||9|
|Evening or night shift||20||24||22|
|Irregular, split, or rotating shift||14||9||11|
|Social/educ./other non-profit or public services||18||11||14|
|Hotels and other lodging services||3||4||3|
|Grounds maintenance/cleaning services||10||10||10|
|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.
*/**/*** Difference between cases with a currently/previously employed head is statistically significant at the .10/.05/.01 level.
a Statistics in this table are on the characteristics of the current or most recent jobs held by case heads who ever worked for pay.
b Personal services include laundry and cleaning services, beauty shops, and other services performed within a private household.