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Journal Article

Child support and partnership dissolution

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Publication date

2006

Abstract

This article studies the determinants of partnership dissolution and focuses on the role of child support. We exploit the variation in child support liabilities and entitlements driven, in part, by the introduction of a new set of complex rules that determined child support liability in the UK, and by their interaction with welfare rules. Our panel has the virtue that the post 1993 variation in child support liability for all couples in partnerships formed prior to 1993 is unanticipated. We find strong evidence that the resulting large child support liabilities significantly reduced dissolution risks.

Published in

Economic Journal

Volume

116 (510):93-109

Subjects

Young People, Family Formation And Dissolution, and Welfare Benefits

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/s?SEARCH=economic+journal&sortdropdown=-&x=34&y=19

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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