Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table D.2. Household Composition 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
Household Composition
Single parent, children 54.3% 50.5% 64.3% 53.8%
Two married adults, childrena
2.8% 2.2% 0.7% 2.6%
Single parent, partner, childrena
5.2% 4.9% 7.7% 5.1%
Single parent, other adults, childrenb
36.6% 40.1% 27.3% 37.1%
Adults only, no children 1.2% 2.2% 0.0% 1.4%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average number of person in HH
3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8
Median number of persons in HH
4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Number of Children Less than Age 18 in Household
0 1.2% 2.2% 0.0% 1.4%
1 34.5% 31.9% 20.3% 33.7%
2 35.4% 34.0% 32.9% 35.1%
3 20.6% 19.9% 28.7% 20.4%
4 4.3% 8.7% 12.6% 5.4%
5 or more 4.0% 3.2% 5.6% 3.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average number of children<18 in HH
2.1 2.1 2.6 2.1
Median number of children<18 in HH
2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Number of Children Less than Age 6 in Household
0 16.2% 47.1% 25.9% 23.3%
1 47.6% 30.6% 32.2% 43.6%
2 28.3% 17.8% 30.8% 25.9%
3 or more 7.9% 4.5% 11.2% 7.3%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average number of children<6 in HH
1.3 0.8 1.3 1.3
Median number of children<6 in HH
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Age of Youngest Child
Not applicable (no child on case)
1.2% 2.2% 0.0% 1.4%
Less than 1 year 24.8% 18.7% 16.1% 23.2%
1 to 5 years 59.0% 34.3% 58.0% 53.5%
6 to 14 years 13.9% 36.6% 23.1% 19.2%
15 years or older 1.1% 8.2% 2.8% 2.7%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Average age of youngest child
2.9 5.9 4.4 3.6
Median age of youngest child
2.0 4.0 3.0 2.0
 
Have own Children Less than Age 18 Living Outside Household
6.8% 8.6% 8.4% 7.2%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Other adults may also have been present in household.
b. Other adults are exclusive of a spouse or partner.

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