|Younger than 25 years||21||45||36|
|25 to 34 years||41||31||35|
|35 years or older||38||24||30|
|Average age (years)||31.8||28.1***||29.5|
|Median age (years)||31.0||25.0||28.0|
|Married or living with partner||15||12||13|
|Separated, divorced, or widowed||20||16||17|
|Highest Education Completed|
|Less than high school diploma/GED||40||47||44|
|High school diploma/GED||27||28||28|
|More than high school diploma/GED||33||25||28|
|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.