Child Support Policies Should Focus on Noncomplying Parents
Henderson, Zorika Petic, Human Ecology Forum
Half of all marriages end in divorce, and 40 percent of children will spend some of their childhood in single-parent families as a result.
Child support payments are often inadequate to provide for children's basic needs, and 50 percent of noncustodial fathers who are required to pay child support don't pay the full amount. Twenty-five percent of noncustodial fathers pay no support at all.
To determine when intervention will improve child support compliance, says H. Elizabeth Peters, associate professor of consumer economics and housing, it's important to understand how the initial divorce settlement is determined.
Peters and co-researchers Laura M. Argys, …
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Publication information: Article title: Child Support Policies Should Focus on Noncomplying Parents. Contributors: Henderson, Zorika Petic - Author. Journal title: Human Ecology Forum. Volume: 23. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 1995. Page number: 2. © 1994 Cornell University, Human Ecology. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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