|Definition 1(a)||Definition 2(b)||Definition 3(c)||Definition 4(d)||Definition 5(e)|
|By leaver status|
|Note: All cyclers are those who have had three or more spells regardless of average spell length.
a Definition 1: Average spell length 6 months = short-termer; average spell length >6 = long-termer.
b Definition 2: Average spell length 12 months=short-termer; average spell length >12 = long-termer.
c Definition 3: Average spell length 18 months=short-termer; average spell length >18 = long-termer.
d Definition 4: Average spell length 24 months=short-termer; average spell length >24 = long-termer.
e Definition 5: Average spell length 36 months=short-termer; average spell length >36 = long-termer.
|1st Quarter After Exit||2nd Quarter After Exit||3rd Quarter After Exit||4th Quarter After Exit||5th Quarter After Exit|
|Short-term welfare user|
|Long-term welfare user|
|Percent of total sample||2.9||2.1||3.6||0.7||5.2||6.8|
|Number of leavers||344||27||443||87||506||1,225|
|Percent in high-barrier definition who left AFDC||24.4||6.4||25.7||24.1||20.4||37.2|
|a Definition 1 = Basic high-barrier definition: Did not finish high school, received AFDC for more than 48 months in 72 months prior to exit, had at least one child under the age of 5, worked four or fewer quarters in the preexit period.
b Definition 2 = Same as #1 except did not work at all in the preexit period.
c Definition 3 = Same as #1 except worked fewer than eight quarters in the preexit period.
d Definition 4 = Same as #1 except had at least one child under the age of 1.
e Definition 5 = Only qualification is case head received SSI.
f Definition 6 = Only qualification is one child in case received SSI.
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