Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2000. Table A-6. AFDC Characteristics, 1969 – 1998

03/01/2000

Table A-6. AFDC Characteristics, 1969 – 1998

  May May March Fiscal year 1
  1969 1975 1979 1983 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998
Average Family Size (persons) 4.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8
Number of Child Recipients (percentof AFDCCases):
One 26.6 37.9 42.3 43.4 42.5 42.2 42.5 42.6 43.9 42.4
Two 23.0 26.0 28.1 29.8 30.2 30.3 30.2 30.0 29.9 29.6
Three 17.7 16.1 15.6 15.2 15.8 15.8 15.5 15.6 15.0 15.7
Four or More 32.5 20.0 13.9 10.1 9.9 9.9 10.1 9.6 9.2 10.6
Unknown NA NA NA 1.5 1.7 1.4 0.7 1.5 1.3 1.8
Basis for Eligibility (percent of children):
Parents Present:                    
Incapacitated 11.7 2 7.7 5.3 3.4 3.7 3.6 4.1 3.9 4.3 NA
Unemployed 4.6 2 3.7 4.1 8.7 6.5 6.4 8.2 8.7 8.3 NA
Parents Absent:                    
Death 5.5 2 3.7 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 NA
Divorce or Separation 43.3 2 48.3 44.7 38.5 34.6 32.9 30.0 26.5 24.3 NA
No Marriage Tie 27.9 2 31.0 37.8 44.3 51.9 54.0 53.1 55.7 58.6 NA
Other Reason 3.5 2 4.0 5.9 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.6 2.4 NA
Unknown NA NA NA 1.7 NA NA 0.9 1.0 0.6 NA
Mother's Employment Status (percent of mothers) 3:
Full-Time Job 8.2 10.4 8.7 1.5 2.2 2.5 2.2 3.2 4.7 NA
Part-Time Job 6.3 5.7 5.4 3.4 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.5 5.4 NA
Presence of Income (percent of families):
With Earnings NA 14.6 12.8 5.7 8.4 8.2 7.4 8.7 11.1 20.6
No Non-AFDC Income 56.0 71.1 80.6 4 86.8 4 79.6 4 80.1 4 78.9 4 78.0 76.0 73.0
Median Months on AFDC
Since Most Recent Opening 23.0 31.0 29.0 26.0 26.3 23.0 22.5 21.5 23.6 NA
Proportion of Households (percent offamilies):
Living in Public Housing 12.8 14.6 NA 10.0 9.6 9.6 9.2 8.3 8.8 NA
Participating in Food Stamp                    
Or Donated Food Program 52.9 75.1 75.1 83.0 84.6 85.6 87.3 88.7 89.3 83.5
Incld. Non-Recipient Members 33.1 34.8 NA 36.9 36.8 37.7 38.9 46.4 49.9 NA

1 Percentages are based on the average monthly caseload during the year. Hawaii and the territories are not included in 1983. Data after 1986 include the territories and Hawaii.
2 Calculated on the basis of total number of families.
3 For years after 1983, data are for adult female recipients.
4 States began collecting child support directly in 1975, removing one source of non-AFDC income.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients: Fiscal Year 1998 and earlier years, (Current data available online at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre/characteristics/fy98/sum.htm).

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