Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan. D. Characteristics of Survey Respondents


The LBP Survey collected data on a broader range of characteristics than is available in DHS administrative files. Table IV.2, which displays individual-level characteristics as reported by the survey respondents, shows that the typical respondent to the LBP Survey was:

  • Female (88 percent)
  • Twenty to thirty-nine years old (85 percent)
  • White (84 percent)
  • Not married and not living with a partner (69 percent)
  • A high school graduate or had obtained a GED (68 percent)
  • Healthy enough to work or attend school (88 percent)
  • Not a user of alcohol or drugs or, if a user, reported no problems resulting from use (92 percent)

Table IV.2