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Bargaining in the shadow of the child support agency? cooperative versus coercive private arrangements.

Smyth, Bruce; Vnuk, Maria; Aleema, Prem


There is a notable lack of empirical data on the prevalence of private child support arrangements and the dynamics surrounding them. This article examines the reasons some non-resident fathers give for paying more than their ‘official’ child support obligation, as well as the reasons some resident mothers report accepting lower payments. We analyse data from 733 separated parents registered with the Child Support Agency surveyed as part of a large national study conducted in early 2008....[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-10-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Family Law
Access Rights: Open Access


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