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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 93–112.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Lenna Nepomnyaschy Abstract I use three waves of panel data to examine the relationship between child support payments and fathers’ contact with their nonmarital children. I disaggregate support into fathers’ formal and informal payments and incorporate cross-lagged effects models to identify...
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Demography (1996) 33 (4): 483–496.
Published: 01 November 1996
...Thomas L. Hanson; Irwin Garfinkel; Sara S. McLanahan; Cynthia K. Miller Abstract This paper examines trends in child support award rates, award amounts, and receipts, We investigate four hypotheses that have been proposed to explain the downward trend in these outcomes during the 1980s: (1) changes...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 November 1993
...H. Elizabeth Peters; Laura M. Argys; Eleanor E. Maccoby; Robert H. Mnookin Abstract This paper uses an implicit contracting framework to understand the dynamic nature of divorce settlements and to analyze the determinants of noncompliance with child support awards. In addition to the standard...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 367–380.
Published: 01 August 1985
...Philip K. Robins; Katherine P. Dickinson Abstract The relation between welfare dependency and receipt of child support is investigated with data from a special supplement to the Current Population Survey. The impact of receiving child support on a family’s welfare status is estimated and the types...
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Demography (1986) 23 (2): 231–245.
Published: 01 May 1986
...Andrea H. Beller; John W. Graham Abstract This paper examines differentials in the award of child support by race and marital status and evaluates the impact of the child support enforcement program, begun in 1975, on child support awards. According to data from the 1979 and 1982 March/ April Match...
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Demography (1983) 20 (3): 385–389.
Published: 01 August 1983
... receipt of child support payments. The comparison indicates that the number of men with children from previous marriages living elsewhere is substantially underreported in the June 1980 CPS. Because of the apparent underreporting, the data on the provision of financial support should be interpreted...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 219–233.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Irwin Garfinkel; Donald Oellerich Abstract This article explores the extent to which noncustodial fathers can pay child support by estimating the income of noncustodial fathers and coupling these estimates with simulations of alternative normative standards for how much absent parents should...
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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Judi Bartfeld Abstract This article provides national estimates of the current and potential impact of private child support transfers on the economic well-being of custodial and noncustodial families following marital dissolution. Mothers and children fare dramatically worse than fathers after...
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Demography (1995) 32 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Pedro M. Hernandez; Andrea H. Beller; John W. Graham Abstract We examine changes over the 1980s in the effect of child support payments on the educational attainment of children age 16 to 19 in the United States, and why child support has a stronger impact than other sources of income. We use 1979...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 159–173.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Laura M. Argys; H. Elizabeth Peters; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn; Judith R. Smith Abstract We use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-Child data to address three questions. First, does the receipt of child support have beneficial effects for children with absent fathers apart from increasing income...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Marilyn Sinkewicz; Irwin Garfinkel Abstract We present new estimates of unwed fathers’ ability to pay child support. Prior research relied on surveys that drastically undercounted nonresident unwed fathers and provided no link to their children who lived in separate households. To overcome...
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Demography (2014) 51 (3): 857–880.
Published: 12 April 2014
...Maria Cancian; Daniel R. Meyer Abstract We examine the effects of an increase in income on the cohabitation and marriage of single mothers. Using data from an experiment that resulted in randomly assigned differences in child support receipt for welfare-receiving single mothers, we find...
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Demography (1993) 30 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 February 1993
...Daniel R. Meyer Abstract This paper provides estimates of the effect of child support on exiting and reentering welfare for a sample of divorced women in Wisconsin. Modest amounts of child support do not have large effects on exiting welfare in this sample. The percentage of women who return...
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Demography (2003) 40 (1): 171–189.
Published: 01 February 2003
...Anne C. Case; I-Fen Lin; Sara S. Mclanahan Abstract We use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to examine trends in the receipt of child support (and the determinants of trends) between 1968 and 1997. The findings suggest that political, demographic, and economic forces all exerted...
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Demography (2022) 59 (4): 1353–1376.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of bequest going to an only child as a proportion of the total bequests intended for child and nonchild beneficiaries. The average share of intended bequest to an only child is 85%, while only children are more likely to coreside and also provide greater material support. 13 The SLP does...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 319–333.
Published: 01 August 1995
... that divorced fathers who paid child support are more likely to be involved in intergenerational transfers than those who did not pay child support. Demography, Vol. 32, No.3, August 1995 The Effect of Divorce on IntergenerationaI Transfers: New Evidence* Frank F. Furstenberg Jr. Department of Sociology...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 957–982.
Published: 14 June 2011
... information on earnings, child support, and welfare. We find that 60% of firstborn children of unmarried mothers have at least one half-sibling by age 10. Our results highlight the importance of having fertility information for both fathers and mothers: estimates of the proportion of children with half...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and children and child-support payments. The analysis examines approximately 160 families in which parents divorced between interviews conducted for Wave 1 (1987–1988) and Wave 2 (1992–1994) of the survey. I investigate the effects of joint legal custody holding constant physical custody or placement...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 205–225.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of increasing contact. A variety ofvariables differentiated between these groups, including the child’s age at father-child separation, whether the child was born within marriage, the mother’s education, the mother’s age at birth, whether the father pays child support regularly, and the geographical distance...
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Demography (2011) 48 (1): 25–47.
Published: 12 February 2011
... to the low earnings of formerly incarcerated men but also to their increased likelihood to live apart from their children. Men contribute far less through child support (formal or informal) than they do when they share their earnings within their household, suggesting that the destabilizing effects...