|Cases w/ Heads
Not Currently Employed
|Principal Reason Currently Not Working For Pay|
|Physical, mental health, or substance abuse problem||14|
|Pregnancy or newborn care||17|
|Prefer/need to stay home with children||7|
|Other family responsibilities||4|
|Child care problem||11|
|Lack education/work experience||11|
|No jobs available/wages too low||13|
|Principal Reason for Leaving Most Recent Job|
|Not satisfied with hours/benefits/salary||8|
|Problems on the job (with boss or too stressful)||7|
|Own health problems||11|
|Family or personal problems||6|
|Child care or transportation problems||7|
|Improved opportunities (school or another job)||3|
|Temporary or short term assignment ended||14|
|Fired or laid off||14|
|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.
a Tabulated for cases on which the head was not currently employed, but had been employed in the past.