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Does Debt Discourage Employment and Payment of Child Support? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

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Cancian, Maria; Heinrich, Carolyn J.; Chung, Yiyoon
Date
2009
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La Follette School Working Papers
Abstract
The authors find an inverse relationship between child support debt and a father's earnings and child support payments. Higher arrears are generally associated with lower payments and lower earnings for fathers, although the patterns vary with fathers’ age and work histories.
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