Assuring Child Support

Assuring Child Support

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In the United States, rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock childbirth are climbing so dramatically that over half of the next generation is likely to spend part of its childhood in single-mother families. As many as half of these families will live in poverty, caused in large measure by the failure of current government regulations to secure adequate child support from absent parents and to assure minimum support when parents cannot provide it. Assuring Child Support introduces the Child Support Assurance System, a remedy to this problem that is both feasible and affordable, a practical reform that is within the nation's grasp. qAn extremely well-written and provocative book.q a€”Eastern Economic JournalAlthough some nonresident parents with no legal obligation to pay child support do, in fact, provide some, the proportion of those who ... being obliged to by an award is much less than the proportion of those with child support awards, 18 percent versus 73 percent. ... for Health and Social Services Research, Pasadena, California, Washington, D.C.: Center for Health and Social Services Research, 1985.

Title:Assuring Child Support
Author:Irwin Garfinkel
Publisher:Russell Sage Foundation - 1992-09-17


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