Child support reform: some analysis of the 1999 white paper
Paull, Gillian, Walker, Ian and Zhu, Y. (1999) Child support reform: some analysis of the 1999 white paper. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Warwick economic research papers (No.539).
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This paper uses a sample of lone mothers (and former lone mothers who are now repartnered) drawn from the 1997 Family Resources Survey to analyse the potential effects of reforming the UK system of Child Support. The main deficiency of the data is that non-resident fathers cannot be matched to the mothers in the data and this is overcome by exploiting information from another dataset which gives the joint distribution of the characteristics of separated parents. The effects of reforming the Child Support system is simulated for the amount of maintenance liabilities, the amount paid and the net incomes of households containing mothers with care and households containing non-resident fathers. The likely effects of the reform are simulated at various levels of compliance. The analysis highlights the need for further research into the incentive effects of Child Support on individual behaviour.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Child support -- Great Britain, Child welfare -- Great Britain, Welfare economics, Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 1997-, Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1997-|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||October 1999|
|Number of Pages:||37|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Nuffield Foundation (NF), University of Keele|
Bartfeld, J. (1998), “Child support and the post-divorce economic well-being of mothers, fathers and children”, University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, Discussion paper 1182-98.
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