Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 1997. Indicator 3. Dependence Spell Duration

10/01/1997

In contrast to the indicator on duration of spells of means-tested assistance (Indicator 5), this indicator of dependence spell duration combines information on spells of receipt of means-tested assistance and paid employment.

Figure IND 3. Duration of First Spells that Combine AFDC Receipt and no Employment, 1983-1989

Figure IND 3. Duration of First Spells that Combine AFDC Receipt and No Employment, 1983 - 1989

 

Table IND 3. Duration of First Spells that Combine AFDC Receipt and No Employment, 1983 - 1989

Percent with Spells that Lasted
1 - 3 Months 41%
4 - 11 Months 29%
12 - 19 Months 14%
20 or More Months 16%
  100%

Note: Household heads and wives only.

Source: Unpublished data from the PSID, 1984 - 1992.