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An Evaluation of the New Child-Support Guidelines : Good News and Bad News


  • Barham, V
  • Devlin, R-A
  • LaCasse, C


The new Federal Child Support Guidelines came into effect on May 1, 1997. Henceforth, child support awards depend only upon the non-custodial parent's income, the number of children of the marriage and the province of residence. We present a simulation analysis which identifies winners and losers from the introduction of the new system.

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  • Barham, V & Devlin, R-A & LaCasse, C, 1997. "An Evaluation of the New Child-Support Guidelines : Good News and Bad News," Working Papers 9706e, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ott:wpaper:9706e

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    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs


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