Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table I.2. Neighborhood Characteristics (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
Unemployment Among Neighborhood Residents
Not a problem 38.2% 37.6% 27.0% 37.8%
Somewhat a problem 23.7% 26.2% 26.2% 24.3%
Big problem 38.2% 36.2% 46.8% 37.9%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Drug Users or Pushers in Neighborhood
Not a problem 56.1% 55.7% 53.9% 55.9%
Somewhat a problem 24.0% 24.0% 21.3% 22.7%
Big problem 19.9% 25.7% 24.8% 21.3%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Crime, Assaults or Burglaries in Neighborhood
Not a problem 68.2% 60.1% 59.9% 66.2%
Somewhat a problem 19.1% 24.7% 26.1% 20.5%
Big problem 12.7% 15.2% 14.1% 13.3%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Run-down Buildings and Yards in Neighborhood
Not a problem 75.4% 75.7% 72.0% 75.4%
Somewhat a problem 16.7% 14.8% 18.2% 16.3%
Big problem 7.8% 9.5% 9.8% 8.2%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
 
At Least One Neighborhood Characteristic is Perceived to be a Big Problem
49.0% 48.3% 55.2% 49.0%
 
No Safe Area for Children to Play in Neighborhood
24.0% 24.7% 23.2% 24.1%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Statistics in this table are analyzed from the self-assessments of TANF case heads. The case heads were asked how much of a problem, if any,
each category posed in their neighborhood.

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