TABLE 13-B2 Earnings of Leavers in Quarters Without AFDC Receipt (includes disappearers)

 

1st Quarter After Exit

2nd Quarter After Exit

3rd Quarter After Exit

4th Quarter After Exit

5th Quarter After Exit

All leavers

 

N

19,912

18,803

18,987

19,375

19,815

Mean earnings

1,370

1,656

1,745

1,827

1,860

Median earnings

1,245

1,381

1,290

1,385

1,382

Short-term welfare user

 

N

8,610

7,766

7,832

7,955

8,113

Mean earnings

1,575

1,647

1,687

1,741

1,787

Median earnings

1,017

1,117

1,127

1,154

1,185

Long-term welfare user

 

N

8,264

7,729

7,795

7,955

8,139

Mean earnings

1,697

1,762

1,801

1,893

1,927

Median earnings

1,399

1,408

1,421

1,524

1,528

Cycler

 

N

3,545

3,308

3,360

3,465

3,563

Mean earnings

1,656

1,702

1,752

1,871

1,874

Median earnings

1,381

1,352

1,338

1,553

1,482

TABLE 13-B3 Different Definitions of High-Barrier Cases

 

Definition 1a

Definition 2b

Definition 3c

Definition 4d

Definition 5e

Definition 6f

Number

1,410

421

1,723

361

2,484

3,292

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

aDefinition 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.

bDefinition 2=Same as #1 except did not work at all in the preexit period.

cDefinition 3=Same as #1 except worked fewer than eight quarters in the preexit period.

dDefinition 4=Same as #1 except had at least one child under the age of 1.

eDefinition 5=Only qualification is case head received SSI.

fDefinition 6=Only qualification is one child in case received SSI.



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