Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.3 Compensation on Current or Most Recent Job Held by TANF Case Heada (Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)

06/10/2003

Table D.3
Compensation on Current or Most Recent Job Held by TANF Case Heada
(Percentages, Unless Stated Otherwise)
  Currently Employed Previously Employed Ever Employed
Hourly Wageb  
Less than $5.15 21 20 20
$5.15 to 6.00 26 24 25
$6.01 to 7.00 24 19 21
$7.01 to 8.00 13 13 13
$8.01 to 9.00 7 10 9
$9.01 to 10.00 5 7 6
More than $10.00 4 8 6
Average hourly wage $6.37 $7.64** $7.12
Median hourly wage $6.31 $6.50 $6.50
Fringe Benefits Available  
Paid sick leave 32 31 31
Paid vacation 43 37 40
Paid holidays 46 38 41
Health insurance 34 34 34
Retirement plan 25 20 22
Opportunity for Advancement (Self-assessment)  
Great deal 16 16 16
Some 28 25 26
A little 20 25 23
None 36 34 34
Sample Size 157 244 401
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 currently and previously employed case heads.
*/**/*** Difference between cases with a currently/previously employed head is statistically significant at the .10/.05/.01 level.
a Statistics in this table are on the characteristics of the current or most recent jobs held by case heads who ever worked for pay.
b This estimate includes both case heads who are paid on an hourly basis and those who are paid a salary where the hourly wage was calculated.

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