The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Enrollee Outcomes One Year After Program Entry. Exhibit B.13 Circumstances of Departure by WtW Enrollees from the Initial Job after Program Entry (Percentages)

02/01/2004

Exhibit B.13
Circumstances of Departure by WtW Enrollees from the Initial Job after Program Entry

(Percentages)
Circumstance of Departure Baltimore Co. Boston Chicago Ft. Worth Milwaukee Nashville Philadelphia Phoenix St. Lucie Co., FL West Virginia Yakima, WA
Reason for Departure from Job
Quit 46.6 42.4 37.2 46.6 52.5 45.8 31.9 55.2 52.5 46.3 34.6
Laid off 19.9 12.2 19.6 11.3 9.0 9.4 8.4 13.5 7.8 7.3 10.6
Fired 16.6 12.7 13.9 13.1 12.9 7.1 10.2 7.7 18.2 10.3 9.8
Work period ended 4.3 17.0 19.1 13.6 9.5 26.4 35.2 12.7 6.8 26.0 37.6
Self-employed job ended 0.0 4.6 6.2 6.4 5.1 5.6 6.0 7.5 6.8 3.9 3.3
Other reason 12.6 11.0 4.1 9.1 11.0 5.7 8.4 3.5 7.9 6.3 4.1
If Quit, Reason (multiple reasons possible)
Took another job 37.1 11.8 17.0 9.4 12.5 12.1 14.8 10.2 26.3 22.1 38.3
Dissatisfied with job 23.4 23.9 30.1 19.5 36.3 24.2 24.6 23.4 26.7 19.5 26.8
Enrolled in school 5.0 0.0 2.4 3.6 2.2 4.7 2.7 1.8 0.0 1.6 1.9
Child-related reason 0.0 15.1 9.6 14.9 2.2 15.8 14.5 14.0 6.5 3.2 6.9
Transportation problem 4.2 6.3 5.1 15.4 9.9 10.8 8.1 13.8 6.1 1.6 6.6
Pregnancy or maternity leave 0.0 10.2 6.5 8.0 0.0 3.8 4.9 5.5 4.3 6.8 1.9
Problem with boss or co-worker 17.5 6.2 7.2 15.0 11.2 7.0 7.5 14.5 14.0 6.4 11.6
Own/relativeboss or co-worker 0.0 10.9 10.3 10.0 2.2 10.6 14.7 13.9 9.5 21.9 11.6
Legal or immigration problem 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 4.3 1.0 0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.6
Retired or does not need income 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other reason 27.0 22.9 14.2 17.4 19.3 13.9 11.5 24.3 15.1 18.7 16.3
No reason given 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
If Laid Off or Fired, Reason (mult. reasons pos.)
Attendance or performance problem 38.5 32.1 26.7 35.3 40.3 31.2 35.0 24.3 48.9 44.4 46.2
Problem with boss or co-worker 11.8 6.3 8.5 5.8 17.2 5.4 7.4 8.7 4.9 4.9 0.0
Not enough work 49.1 34.4 34.3 31.2 15.1 38.9 33.0 30.4 4.2 29.1 29.7
Arrested or incarcerated 19.5 0.0 2.3 1.0 4.9 2.9 1.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.1
Other reason 11.7 32.1 28.9 25.2 29.6 21.9 24.1 36.1 33.6 21.7 15.3
No reason given 0.0 0.0 3.9 3.3 0.0 0.0 3.2 4.7 8.4 0.0 0.0
Sample Size 38 191 541 335 85 239 605 100 76 129 159
Source: 2000-03 12-month follow-up survey of Welfare-to-Work enrollees.
Note 1: The survey data have been weighted to be representative of all WtW enrollees in the respective sites. Survey item nonresponse may cause the sample sizes for specific variables to be smaller than those shown. Rounding may cause percentages to sum to something other than 100.
Note 2: The statistics presented in this table are for WtW enrollees who left the first job that they held on or following program entry. If there were multiple first jobs, then the principal jobВ the job with the most hours worked in a typical weekВ was selected. In the event of a tie on hours worked, several additional criteria were applied in sequence.

View full report

Preview
Download

"report-2sided.pdf" (pdf, 832.65Kb)

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®