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June 1992

Interrelation of child support, visitation, and hours of work

Jonathan Veum

Young mothers who receive child support payments are more likely to work than nonrecipients and are apt to work longer hours and have higher earnings if their children are visited by the father. Young fathers who pay support are more likely than nonpayers to visit their children. This article examines the interrelationship between child support payments to custodial mothers, visitation of noncustodial fathers, and annual hours of work of the parents.

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