Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.7 Participation in Education, Training, and Job Preparation Programs among TANF Cases During the past Year (Percentages)

06/10/2003

Table D.7
Participation in Education, Training, and Job Preparation Programs among TANF Cases During the past Year
(Percentages)
  Employed Not Employed All
Education or Training Programs 46 50 49
GED classes or preparing for GED exam 16 23* 21
Specialized training program 34 29 31
College classes 15 12 13
Job Preparation Programs 48 60** 55
Job readiness training 33 33 33
Job search program or job club 45 54* 51
Work Experience Program 13 29*** 23
Any of the Above 67 78** 74
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.

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