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Child Support and Alimony: 1985 (Supplemental Report)

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Report Number P23-154


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. Tables also cover recipiency of child support income by type of arrangement, and property settlement following divorce for women ever divorced, by selected characteristics. Data include payments awarded and not awarded as well as awards received and not received.

The survey, conducted by the Census Bureau, was sponsored in part by the Office of Child Support Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services.

A Note on Language

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