Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.5 Perceived Discrimination by Potential Employer During the past Year (Percentages)

06/10/2003

Table D.5
Perceived Discrimination by Potential Employer During the past Yeara
(Percentages)
  Currently Employed Previously Employed All
Perceived Discrimination Based On:
Race or ethnic origin 6 9 7
Gender 3 7 5
Having been on welfare 12 10 11
Appearance or other physical characteristicsb 8 11 10
Any of the above 19 22 20
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 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 based on experiences by case heads who have ever worked for pay.
b Includes dental problem, weight, eyesight or hearing, or anything else about appearance.

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