Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table Sum.1. Summary of Potential Assets and Liabilities for Employment

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
Potential Assets for Employment
More than High School/GED
23.1% 24.9% 38.5% 23.9%
Work experiencea 84.0% 77.7% 81.1% 82.6%
Performed four or more common tasks
78.0% 67.3% 67.8% 75.5%
Potential Liabilities for Employment
Personal and Family Challenges
Physical health problemb 14.2% 47.6% 13.3% 21.6%
Child or other family member or friend with a health problem or special needc
10.7% 24.1% 9.8% 13.6%
Pregnant 5.9% 3.4% 2.1% 5.3%
Mental health problemd 28.9% 43.7% 23.8% 32.1%
Chemical dependencee 1.1% 1.2% 0.7% 1.1%
Severe physical violence in past year
16.2% 9.2% 13.2% 14.7%
Possible presence of learning disability
8.9% 21.5% 9.8% 11.7%
Criminal record 10.9% 9.3% 9.8% 10.5%
Difficulty with English 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 1.5%
Logistical and Situational Challenges
Transportationf 33.7% 23.9% 30.1% 31.4%
Child caref 30.1% 16.8% 19.7% 27.0%
Unstable housingg 23.8% 16.0% 19.6% 22.0%
Perceived problem neighborhood characteristicsh
49.0% 48.3% 55.2% 49.0%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Worked for pay 50 percent or more of time since turning 18.
b. Poor or fair overall health and physical functioning in the lowest quartile.
c. Cases with a child with health, behavioral, or special need or those caring for an elderly, disabled, or sick family member or friend.
d. High level of nonspecific psychological distress or probable major depression.
e. Probable alcohol or drug dependence.
f. Self reported problems that prevented case head from participat ing in work, education or training during the past year.
g. Having been evicted or moving two or more times in the past 12 months.
h. At least one neighborhood characteristic is perceived by case head to be a big problem.

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