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The use of child support money in meeting housing costs

15 Jul 2009
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This paper explores how - and indeed, if - child support money is a useful resource in meeting the housing needs of the children of separated parents and the resident parent who receives the payments.

This paper presented at the 2009 Australian Social Policy Conference reports on the findings arising out of a in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 33 parents who received child support money. The impact of child support is often limited by three factors: the amounts paid, the circumstances of its payment (and in particular, the lack of reliability of payments), and the values guiding its allocation.

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2009
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