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

Daniel R. Meyer, Maria Cancian and Steven T. Cook
Social Service Review
Vol. 79, No. 4 (December 2005), pp. 577-601
DOI: 10.1086/454386
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/454386
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Multiple‐Partner Fertility: Incidence and Implications for Child Support Policy
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Abstract

Family complexity that results when adults have children with multiple partners (multiple‐partner fertility) is quite common. It also 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 article provides the first comprehensive documentation of levels of family complexity among a broad sample of welfare recipients. The analyses suggest that family complexity is very common and also that complexity is associated with systematically different child support outcomes.

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