ERIC Number: ED338942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Paying for the Children: Parent and Employer Experience of Stage One of Australia's Child Support Scheme. Monograph No. 10.
Harrison, Margaret; And Others
This monograph presents an evaluation of Stage One of Australia's proposed Child Support Scheme, designed to collect money owing following a court order or approved agreement for the payment of child support. Chapter 1 summarizes the major characteristics of the Child Support Scheme and the background, features, and findings of both phases of the evaluation. Chapter 2 provides summary information on data provided as of December 1990. At that date, the Child Support Agency had recorded a total of 85,226 child and/or spousal maintenance registrations. Chapter 3 examines the experiences and circumstances of most custodial parents, and looks at changes which have taken place to the Stage One population. Chapter 4 focuses on the experiences of custodial parents registered with the Child Support Agency in mid-1990. The impact of registration on parents and the parent-child relationship are discussed. Chapter 5 reports the experiences of non-custodial parents whose former partners had registered their maintenance orders or court-approved agreements with the Child Support Agency. The capacity and willingness of these parents to pay the amounts due and to pay through the Agency in prescribed manners and times is addressed. Chapter 6 discusses custodians who have chosen to opt out of the child support scheme. Chapter 7 examines the role of employers in the Child Support Scheme. Chapter 8 summarizes the monograph and discusses reform trends. Research methodology is described. (LLL)
Descriptors: Child Support, Child Welfare, Compliance (Legal), Employers, Foreign Countries, National Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Program Effectiveness
Australian Institute of Family Studies, 300 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 Victoria, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia).