Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.1. Characteristics of the Heads of Single-parent TANF Cases in South Carolina

10/01/2004

  Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise
Time Limited with No Exemptions/ Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Total
Gender
Female 98.4% 97.1% 98.6% 98.1%
Male 1.6% 2.9% 1.4% 1.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Age
Younger than 25 years 47.8% 21.1% 30.8% 41.4%
25 to 34 years 37.6% 30.4% 46.2% 36.2%
35 years or older 14.6% 48.5% 23.1% 22.4%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average age (years) 27.0 33.9 29.3 28.6
Median age (years) 25.0 34.0 27.0 26.0
Race/Ethnicitya
White, Non-Hispanic 22.9% 29.6% 9.1% 24.3%
African American, Non-Hispanic
74.4% 68.1% 89.5% 73.2%
Native American, Non-Hispanicb
1.1% 2.7% 0.7% 1.4%
Other Non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Hispanic 2.2% 1.0% 0.7% 1.9%
Marital Status
Never married, not living with partner
69.4% 51.4% 67.8% 65.1%
Married or living with partner 8.3% 7.6% 8.4% 8.1%
Separated, divorced or widowed, not living with partner
22.4% 41.1% 23.8% 26.8%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Highest Education Completed
Less than high school diploma/GED
37.4% 40.7% 32.2% 37.9%
High school diploma/GED 39.5% 34.4% 29.4% 38.2%
More than high school diploma/GED
23.1% 24.9% 38.5% 23.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120

a. One case may have identified more than one race category and, therefore, the categories shown are not mutually exclusive.
b. Includes American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

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