Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.23 Perceived Neighborhood Characteristics (Percentages)


Table D.23
Perceived Neighborhood Characteristicsa
  Employed Not Employed All
Unemployment Among Neighborhood Residents
Not a problem 37 34 35
Somewhat of a problem 26 29 28
Big Problem 37 37 37
Drug Users or Pushers in Neighborhood
Not a problem 33 31 32
Somewhat of a problem 24 27 26
Big Problem 43 42 42
Crime, Assaults, or Burglaries in Neighborhood
Not a problem 49 44 46
Somewhat of a problem 31 29 30
Big Problem 20 27 24
Run-down Buildings and Yards in Neighborhood
Not a problem 60 61 61
Somewhat of a problem 23 22 22
Big Problem 16 17 17
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
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 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.

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