Poor Dads Who Don't Pay Child Support : Deadbeats or Disadvantaged?

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Year Published
2001
Author (Individual)
Sorensen, Elaine.
Zibman, Chava.
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Other
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This brief uses the 1997 National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) to examine the characteristics of poor nonresident fathers who do not pay child support. We find that these fathers face similar labor market barriers to those faced by the poor mothers, but the fathers have far fewer opportunities to increase their chances of labor market success. We conclude with suggestions about ways to help redress the balance of opportunity.

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