Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table F.1. Child CARE Use and Problems (a)

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
Used Child Care During the Past Year
Cases with Children Under Age 6
55.4% 37.6% 67.6% 52.9%
Cases with Children Between Ages 6 and 12
44.9% 22.0% 50.0% 39.5%
Cases with Children Under Age 13
51.8% 28.8% 57.0% 47.5%
Receive Child Care Subsidy
Cases with Children Under Age 6
67.6% 69.1% 88.4% 68.2%
Cases with Children Between Ages 6 and 12
62.5% 48.8% 82.9% 61.3%
Cases with Children Under Age 13
66.9% 64.5% 87.7% 67.0%
Child Care Problems Interfered with Work/School/Training
Cases with Children Under Age 6
31.3% 20.1% 24.5% 29.4%
Cases with Children Between Ages 6 and 12
30.3% 18.2% 20.7% 26.9%
Cases with Children Under Age 13
30.6% 18.1% 21.1% 27.9%
Specific Child Care Problems for Cases with Problem- Children Under Age 6b
Cost 45.9% 36.0% 16.0% 44.6%
Not available when needed 52.7% 46.0% 60.0% 52.0%
Too far from home or work 9.2% 12.0% 0.0% 9.4%
Provider unavailable or unreliable
24.2% 32.0% 24.0% 25.1%
Worry about child neglect or abuse
11.0% 12.0% 12.0% 11.0%
Sick or disabled child 9.2% 24.0% 8.0% 10.7%
Subsidy late so lost provider 5.3% 2.0% 12.0% 5.1%
Other 2.9% 2.0% 4.0% 2.8%
Specific Child Care Problems for Cases with Problem-Children Between Ages 6 and 12b
Cost 48.8% 33.3% 17.6% 45.5%
Not available when needed
42.5% 45.2% 52.9% 43.2%
Too far from home or work
10.1% 9.5% 0.0% 10.0%
Provider unavailable or unreliable
29.1% 42.9% 23.5% 31.5%
Worry about child neglect or abuse
11.4% 16.7% 11.8% 12.3%
Sick or disabled child 15.8% 31.0% 11.8% 18.3%
Subsidy late so lost provider
1.9% 4.8% 17.6% 2.7%
Other 3.8% 2.4% 5.9% 3.6%
Specific Child Care Problems for Cases with Problem- Children Under Age 13b
Cost 43.9% 31.9% 18.5% 42.1%
Not available when needed
52.4% 49.3% 63.0% 52.0%
Too far from home or work
9.1% 10.1% 0.0% 9.2%
Provider unavailable or unreliable
25.1% 34.8% 22.2% 26.4%
Worry about child neglect or abuse
10.7% 13.0% 11.1% 10.9%
Sick or disabled child 9.9% 26.1% 11.1% 11.9%
Subsidy late so lost provider
4.8% 2.9% 11.1% 4.6%
Other 2.7% 2.9% 3.7% 2.7%
 
a. The measure of child care use does not include care provided by a child's parent.
b. Tabulated only for cases that used child care other than that provided by a parent and experienced problems with the care that interfered with work, school or training (n=240). Percentages sum too more than 100 because some cases experienced multiple problems.

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