Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table I.1. Transportation Use and Problems

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
Primary Mode of Transportation to Work or Work-Related Activitya
Drives self 49.9% 49.9% 43.9% 48.7%
Gets a ride 31.6% 38.7% 28.1% 32.9%
Bus or public transportation
6.9% 9.1% 14.9% 7.5%
Walks 4.9% 3.7% 7.9% 4.7%
Other 6.6% 4.9% 5.3% 6.2%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Length of Commute to Work or Work-Related Activity (in Minutes)a
Average 23.6 19.2 24.0 22.8
Median 15.0 15.0 20.0 15.0
 
Does Not Have a Valid Driver's License
34.2% 36.8% 38.5% 34.8%
 
Does Not Own or Have Access to a Car
37.9% 46.1% 41.3% 39.6%
 
Self-Reported Transportation Problemb
33.7% 23.9% 30.1% 31.4%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Tabulated only for cases in which the head worked or attended a work-related activity (n = 815).
b. Case head indicated that a transportation problem prevented him/her from participating in work, education or training during the past
year.

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