Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.21 Domestic Violence (Percentages)

06/10/2003

Table D.21
Domestic Violencea
(Percentages)
  Employed Not Employed All
Experienced Physical Violence from Partner
Moderate Physical Violenceb   **  
In past year 15 17 16
In lifetime, but not past year 24 14 18
Never 61 68 65
Severe Physical Violencec   **  
In past yeard 11 14 13
In lifetime, but not past year 23 13 17
Never 66 72 70
Any Physical Violence   **  
In past year 15 19 17
In lifetime, but not past year 26 15 19
Never 58 66 63
Experienced Threats from Partner
Physical Threatse   ***  
In past year 12 13 13
In lifetime, but not past year 31 17 22
Never 57 70 65
Coercive Threatsf   *  
In past year 10 11 11
In lifetime, but not past year 19 11 14
Never 71 78 75
Any Threats   **  
In past year 15 17 16
In lifetime, but not past year 30 17 22
Never 55 65 62
Ever Experienced Violence/Threats from Partner 50 40** 44
Sample Size 156 257 413
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 Tabulated only for cases with female heads, based on a modified version of the Conflict Tactics Scale used in the University of Michigan's Women's Employment Study.
b Moderate physical violence: pushing, grabbing, shoving, slapping, kicking, or biting.
c Severe physical violence: hitting, beating, choking, using or threatening use of a weapon, or forcing sexual activity.
d Any severe physical violence in past year was used to signify a barrier to employment in the Women's Employment Study of the University of Michigan. Severe physical violence includes hitting, beating, choking, using or threatening use of a weapon, or forcing sexual activity.
e Physical threats: threatening to hit with a fist or object, or throwing anything that could harm.
f Coercive threats: threatening to take children away, to harm individual or friends, to report to child protective services or welfare agency, harassing at work or school, or coercing into doing illegal things .

 

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