Multiple-Partner Fertility : Incidence and Implications for Child Support Policy

  title={Multiple-Partner Fertility : Incidence and Implications for Child Support Policy},
  author={Daniel R. Meyer and Maria Cancian and Steven Cook},
Multiple-partner fertility might not be a significant policy issue if the number of children affected was fairly small. However, we show here that family complexity resulting from multiple-partner fertility is quite common, and has important implications for understanding child support outcomes and for designing and evaluating welfare and family policy. Using a unique set of merged administrative data, this paper provides the first comprehensive documentation of levels of family complexity… CONTINUE READING

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