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Can child support compliance be improved by the introduction of a 'fairer' child support formula and more rigorous enforcement? The recent Australian experience

Smyth, Bruce; Vnuk, Maria; Son, Vu; Rodgers, Bryan


Child support compliance continues to be a thorny policy issue. In Australia, major changes to the Child Support Scheme were introduced between 2006and2008, featuring a markedly different and purportedly fairer'system for the calculation of child support. Extra resources were also provided to the Child Support Agency (CSA) to ensure that child support is paid in full and on time. Did these initiatives lead to greater compliance by payers with their child support obligations? This article...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2014.11082007


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