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
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%|
Note: Household heads and wives only.
Source: Unpublished data from the PSID, 1984 - 1992.