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

Ermisch, John (2008) 'Child support and non-resident fathers' contact with their children.' Journal of Population Economics, 21 (4). pp. 827-853. ISSN 0933-1433

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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”.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 15:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 15:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8023

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