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ERIC Number: EJ775182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0276-8739
Child Support Enforcement Policy and Unmarried Fathers' Employment in the Underground and Regular Economies
Rich, Lauren M.; Garfinkel, Irwin; Gao, Qin
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, v26 n4 p791-810 Fall 2007
Some scholars have suggested that a negative consequence of strengthening child support enforcement is to encourage fathers to shift from regular sector to underground employment. We employ data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to investigate the relationship between the strength of child support enforcement (CSE) and levels of underground and regular sector employment among unmarried fathers. We find that, in general, living in a city with stricter CSE is associated with fewer hours of underground employment. We find little evidence that stronger enforcement is associated with employment or hours in the regular sector. (Contains 4 tables and 17 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Support Enforcement