|Problem that Prevented Case Head from Participating
in Work, Education, or Training During Past Year
|Child's Health or Behavioral Problem or Special Need||11||13||12|
|Physical Health Problem||21||28||25|
|Mental Health Problem||3||10***||7|
|Alcohol or Drug Problem||0||1||1|
|Problem in Relationship with Spouse or Partnera||6||8||7|
|Child Care Problemb||19||36***||29|
|Any of the Above Problems||50||68***||61|
|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 (sample size = 413).
b Tabulated only for cases with children under age 15 (sample size = 400).
c Caring for an elderly, disabled, or sick family member or friend; difficulty with English because it is not native language; criminal record.