Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.22 Transportation Use and Problems (Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)


Table D.22
Transportation Use and Problems
(Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)
  Employed Not Employed All
Primary Mode of Transportation to Work or Work-Related Activitya   **  
Drives self 30 16 22
Gets a ride 11 10 10
Bus or public transportation 52 67 61
Walks 5 5 5
Other 3 3 3
Length of Commute to Work or Work-Related Activity (in Minutes)a
Average 51.9 55.1 53.7
Median 45.0 45.0 45.0
Does Not Have a Valid Driver's License 43 56** 51
Does Not Own or Have Access to a Car 51 69*** 62
Self-Reported Transportation Problemb 14 26*** 21
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 Tabulated only for cases in which the head worked or attended a work-related activity (sample size = 381 )
b Case head indicated that a transportation problem prevented him/her from participating in work, education or training during the past year.

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