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Child Support and Alimony: 1978

Report Number P23-112

This report contains data on child support and alimony (data that were collected in a special supplement to the April 1979 Current Population Survey).

This report presents information on child support for women with children present and alimony or maintenance payments agreed to or awarded to women who had ever been divorced or were currently separated, by selected characteristics of all women and women with income below the poverty level; recipiency of child support income by type of arrangement; and property settlement following divorce for ever-divorced women, by selected characteristics. Data include payments awarded and not awarded as well as awards received and not received.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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