|Unemployment Among Neighborhood Residents|
|Not a problem||37||34||35|
|Somewhat of a problem||26||29||28|
|Drug Users or Pushers in Neighborhood|
|Not a problem||33||31||32|
|Somewhat of a problem||24||27||26|
|Crime, Assaults, or Burglaries in Neighborhood|
|Not a problem||49||44||46|
|Somewhat of a problem||31||29||30|
|Run-down Buildings and Yards in Neighborhood|
|Not a problem||60||61||61|
|Somewhat of a problem||23||22||22|
|At Least One Neighborhood Characteristic is Perceived to Be a Big Problem||53||56||55|
|No Safe Area for Children to Play in Neighborhood||34||37||36|
|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 Statistics in this table are analyzed from the self-assessments of TANF case heads. The case head was asked how much of a problem, if any, each category posed in their neighborhood.