The Resource Small change : the economics of child support, Andrea H. Beller and John W. Graham

Small change : the economics of child support, Andrea H. Beller and John W. Graham

Label
Small change : the economics of child support
Title
Small change
Title remainder
the economics of child support
Statement of responsibility
Andrea H. Beller and John W. Graham
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the 1980s, the issue of child support emerged on the national agenda. Federal and state governments in the United States focused on the private obligations of parents to support their children, strengthening existing child support laws and establishing new ones. In this book, Andrea H. Beller and John W. Graham discuss what went right and what went wrong with child support payments during this period, investigating the socioeconomic and legal factors that determined child support awards and receipts, documenting why few gains were made in child support overall during the 1980s, and offering policy recommendations for the future. Analyzing Census Bureau data on child support awards and receipts beginning in 1979, Beller and Graham find that there were some minor improvements in the system and that these were due to changes in the legal and social environment surrounding child support. However, say the authors, many problems persist: the real value of child support awards and receipts has declined sharply, and black and never-married mothers, despite making some gains, continue to fare worse in the process than do nonblack and previously married mothers. The authors evaluate the effectiveness of new, federally mandated child support enforcement techniques and guidelines by focusing on how such laws worked in states that had them prior to the federal mandate. They also look for the first time at the indirect consequences of child support, showing how it affects mothers' decisions about work, welfare, and remarriage and their children's decisions about continuing their education
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
338.4/336271
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.B44 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Small change : the economics of child support, Andrea H. Beller and John W. Graham
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861792573
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300161571
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2zzr4m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32204541
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792573
  • jstor0300161573

Library Locations

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