A note on the antipoverty effectiveness of child support among mother-onlyfamilies

Authors
Citation
Dr. Meyer et Mc. Hu, A note on the antipoverty effectiveness of child support among mother-onlyfamilies, J HUM RES, 34(1), 1999, pp. 225-234
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Management
Journal title
JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ISSN journal
0022-166X → ACNP
Volume
34
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
225 - 234
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-166X(199924)34:1<225:ANOTAE>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
The Current Population Survey is used to examine the antipoverty effectiven ess of child support, social insurance, and welfare among mother-only famil ies in 1995. Child support brought about 6-7 percent of pretransfer poor mo ther-only families over the poverty line, an effect similar to that of soci al insurance and welfare. A brief trend analysis shows that child support's antipoverty effectiveness has been growing. Some potential reasons why chi ld support's effect is still so small in the face of substantial changes in child support policy are hypothesized.