Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table Sum.3. Self-reported Problems That Prevented Case Heads From Participating in Work, Education OR Training During Past Year

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
Child's Health, Behavioral or Special Need
10.8% 18.9% 11.9% 12.6%
 
Physical Health Problem 23.2% 53.7% 18.9% 29.9%
 
Mental Health Problem 11.4% 26.4% 4.9% 14.7%
 
Alcohol or Drug Problem
0.9% 0.2% 1.4% 0.7%
 
Problem in Relationship with Spouse or Partnera
9.9% 4.8% 4.3% 8.7%
 
Transportation Problem 33.7% 23.9% 30.1% 31.4%
 
Child Care Problemb 30.1% 16.8% 19.7% 27.0%
 
Housing Problem 9.9% 9.8% 8.4% 9.8%
 
Other Problemc 6.3% 14.7% 6.3% 8.1%
 
Any of the Above Problems
63.8% 78.5% 58.0% 67.0%
 
Sample Size 466 487 143 1,120
 
a. Tabulated only for cases with female heads (n=1,099).
b. Tabulated only for cases with children under age 15 (n= 1,059).
c. Caring for an elderly, disabled, or sick family or friend; difficulty with English because it is not native language; criminal record.

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