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Pitfalls of Using a Child Support Schedule Based on Outdated Data

Monday, May 2, 2005

Evaluates an alternative child support guideline for one state, which proposes that total child support awards as a share of monthly income be raised at all income levels except for the lowest end of the income distribution, and draws lessons for states that similarly base their guidelines on older survey data that uses older estimates of child-rearing expenditures.

U.S. Labor Market & Industry
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