Why Doesn't She Have a Child Support Order?: Personal Choice or Objective Constraint*
Huang, Chien-Chung, Pouncy, Hillard, Family Relations
Quantitative analyses were conducted in order to examine maternal characteristics connected to the establishment of a child support order and reasons why some mothers did not have an order. Based on single-mother reports from the Current Population Survey during the 1994-1998 period, results indicated that approximately 36% of mothers eligible for child support did not have an order, and, for the majority of them, objective constraint such as establishing paternity played at least some role in not having an order. Findings suggest the need for interventions employing diverse approaches that are sensitive to racial and demographic patterns amongst single mothers in order …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Doesn't She Have a Child Support Order?: Personal Choice or Objective Constraint*. Contributors: Huang, Chien-Chung - Author, Pouncy, Hillard - Author. Journal title: Family Relations. Volume: 54. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 2005. Page number: 547+. © 2002 Family Relations. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.