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Child support and non-resident fathers' contact with their children

Authors

Publication date

2008

Abstract

The paper presents a model of a non-resident father’s child support and contact with his child, which combines the public good treatment of “child quality” with “trade” in father-child contact time in a setting of non-cooperative interaction. It predicts that father’s income and mother’s non-labour income should have exactly the same effect on the frequency of father-child contact if he chooses to make lump sum payments to the mother. If he does not or there is a binding child support payment order, they have effects opposite in direction. A higher binding support order reduces father-child contact but may well raise “child quality”.

Published in

Journal of Population Economics

Volume and page numbers

21 (4):827-853 , 821 -853

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-006-0125-4

Subjects

Family Formation And Dissolution and Income Dynamics

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/search/s?SEARCH=journal+of+population+economics&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=5

Notes

Springer search; Originally 'Online First' 2007; Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*

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