This indicator illustrates one aspect of the range of dependence by combining information on receipt of means-tested assistance and hours of employment.
Figure IND 4. Percentage of Recipients in Families with Labor Force Participants, 1993
- In 1993, 44 percent of individuals who received AFDC, 56 percent of individuals who received Food Stamps, and 37 percent of individuals who received SSI were in families with at least one person in the labor force.
- A much smaller percentage of individuals who received AFDC, compared to Food Stamps and SSI, were in families with at least one full-time worker.
- As shown in Table IND 4, much smaller percentages of adults age 65 and over were in families with at least one full-time worker for all receipt categories.
- Table IND 4 shows for all recipient groups, a somewhat larger percentage of Hispanics relative to non-Hispanic blacks were in families with at least one full-time worker.
Table IND 4. Percentage of Recipients in Families with Labor Force Participants, 1993
No One in Labor Force
|At Least One Person in the Labor Force (no one full time)||At Least One Full-Time Person in the Labor Force|
|Children Age 0 - 5||56.3||22.6||21.1|
|Children Age 6 - 10||59.1||25.8||15.2|
|Children Age 11 - 15||59.7||28.1||12.1|
|Women Age 16 - 64||54.2||25.8||20.0|
|Men Age 16 - 64||41.1||37.9||20.9|
|Adults Age 65 and over||69.5||23.8||6.7|
|Children Age 0 - 5||43.1||24.2||32.7|
|Children Age 6 - 10||46.3||26.1||27.6|
|Children Age 11 - 15||41.5||28.8||29.7|
|Women Age 16 - 64||43.5||27.1||29.4|
|Men Age 16 - 64||29.0||31.8||39.2|
|Adults Age 65 and over||83.7||6.4||10.0|
|Women Age 16 - 64||53.9||15.7||30.4|
|Men Age 16 - 64||57.7||13.4||28.9|
|Adults Age 65 and over||76.8||4.4||18.8|
Note: Full-time labor force participants are defined as those who usually work 35 or more hours per week. Data on SSI recipiency for children is not available.
Source: Unpublished data from the SIPP, 1992 panel.