ERIC Number: ED307987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Child Support and Alimony: 1985. (Supplemental Report).
Hanlon, Ruth A. Sanders; Henson, Mary F.
Current Population Reports, Series P-23 n154 Mar 1989
Data on the award and receipt of child support and alimony to women are reported. Additional data concerning receipt and type of property settlement following divorce is provided. The Bureau of the Census first conducted a survey specifically designed to obtain data on child support and alimony in spring, 1979. The survey, with minor modifications, was conducted again in the spring of 1982, 1984, and 1986. Content focuses on: (1) recipiency of child support, alimony, and property settlements; (2) characteristics of women awarded child support payments; (3) characteristics of women awarded child support by poverty status in 1985; (4) the deficit in child support payments; (5) characteristics of women awarded alimony payments; and (6) characteristics of women receiving property settlements. Also included are brief descriptions of the survey, revised survey procedures, changes in the April 1986 Current Population Survey (CPS) and the March CPS, and a note to users. Findings from the 1986 survey are presented. Discussion is supplemented by text tables A through L, and eight charts. Summary statistics for the 1979, 1982, and 1984 surveys are presented in tables A through E. Fourteen tables present the findings from the 1985 survey. Appendices provide definitions and explanations, the source and reliability of estimates, and a facsimile of the April 1986 CPS questionnaire. (RH)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Definitions, Demography, Financial Support, Health Insurance, Individual Characteristics, Mothers, Parent Responsibility, Poverty, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 803-005-10007-3, $4.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Support Enforcement (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.