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Child Support




Child Support and Alimony: 1989


Table B.  Award and Recipiency Status of Women--Child Support
Payments for All Women

(Numbers in thousands.  Women with own children under 21 years
of age present from absent fathers as of spring 1990, 1988,
1986, 1984, 1982, and 1979.  Women 15 years and over as of
April 1990.  Women 14 years and over as of April 1988 for 1987r.
Women 18 years and older as of April of the following year for
previous years.)
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Award and recipiency
status                           1989    1987r     1987     1985
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          ALL WOMEN
NUMBER

     Total                      9,955    9,583    9,415    8,808
Awarded 1/                      5,748    5,567    5,554    5,396
--Supposed to receive payment   4,953    4,840    4,829    4,381
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       795      727      725    1,015
Not awarded 1/                  4,207    4,016    3,861    3,411

  Supposed to receive payment   4,953    4,840    4,829    4,381
Actually received payments      3,725    3,685    3,676    3,243
--Received full amount          2,546    2,481    2,475    2,112
--Received partial amount       1,179    1,204    1,201    1,131
Did not receive payments        1,228    1,155    1,153    1,138

PERCENT

     Total                      100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Awarded 1/                       57.7     58.1     59.0     61.3
--Supposed to receive payment    49.8     50.5     51.3     49.7
--Not supposed to receive
   payment                        8.0      7.6      7.7     11.5
Not awarded 1/                   42.3     41.9     41.0     38.7

     Supposed to receive
	  payment                  100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Actually received payments       75.2     76.1     76.1     74.0
--Received full amount           51.4     51.3     51.3     48.2
--Received partial amount        23.8     24.9     24.9     25.8
Did not receive payments         24.8     23.9     23.9     26.0

  WOMEN ABOVE POVERTY LEVEL
NUMBER

     Total                      6,749    6,310    6,224    6,011
Awarded 1/                      4,361    4,146    4,141    4,266
--Supposed to receive payment   3,763    3,602    3,598    3,476
--Not supposed to receive
   payment                        598      544      543      790
Not awarded 1/                  2,388    2,165    2,083    1,743

  Supposed to receive payment   3,763    3,602    3,598    3,476
Received payments               2,912    2,793    2,791    2,648
Did not receive payments          851      809      807      828

PERCENT

     Total                      100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Awarded 1/                       64.6     65.7     66.5     71.0
--Supposed to receive payment    55.8     57.1     57.8     57.8
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       8.9      8.6      8.7     13.1
Not awarded 1/                   35.4     34.3     33.5     29.0

  Supposed to receive payment   100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Received payments                77.4     77.5     77.6     76.2
Did not receive payments         22.6     22.5     22.4     23.8

  WOMEN BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
NUMBER

     Total                      3,206    3,273    3,191    2,797
Awarded 1/                      1,387    1,421    1,413    1,130
--Supposed to receive payment   1,190    1,238    1,231      905
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       197      183      182      225
Not awarded 1/                  1,819    1,851    1,778    1,668

  Supposed to receive payment   1,190    1,238    1,231      905
Received payments                 813      892      885      595
Did not receive payments          377      346      346      310

PERCENT

     Total                      100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Awarded 1/                       43.3     43.4     44.3     40.4
--Supposed to receive payment    37.1     37.8     38.6     32.4
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       6.1      5.6      5.7      8.0
Not awarded 1/                   56.7     56.6     55.7     59.6

  Supposed to receive payment   100.0    100.0    100.0    100.0
Received payments                68.3     72.1     71.9     65.7
Did not receive payments         31.7     27.9     28.1     34.3

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Award and recipiency
status                           1983     1981     1978
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          ALL WOMEN
NUMBER

     Total                      8,690    8,387    7,094
Awarded 1/                      5,015    4,969    4,196
--Supposed to receive payment   3,995    4,043    3,424
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                     1,020      926      772
Not awarded 1/                  3,675    3,417    2,898

  Supposed to receive payment   3,995    4,043    3,424
Actually received payments      3,037    2,902    2,455
--Received full amount          2,018    1,888    1,675
--Received partial amount       1,019    1,014      779
Did not receive payments          958    1,140      969

PERCENT
                                100.0    100.0    100.0
     Total                       57.7     58.1     59.0
Awarded 1/                       46.0     48.2     48.3
--Supposed to receive payment    11.7     11.0     10.9
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                      42.3     40.7     40.9
Not awarded 1/

  Supposed to receive payment   100.0    100.0    100.0
Actually received payments       76.0     71.8     71.7
--Received full amount           50.5     46.7     48.9
--Received partial amount        25.5     25.1     22.8
Did not receive payments         24.0     28.2     28.3

  WOMEN ABOVE POVERTY LEVEL
NUMBER

     Total                      5,792    5,821    5,121
Awarded 1/                      3,784    3,951    3,444
--Supposed to receive payment   3,079    3,237    2,828
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       705      714      616
Not awarded 1/                  2,008    1,870    1,677

  Supposed to receive payment   3,079    3,237    2,828
Received payments               2,469    2,407    2,104
Did not receive payments          610      830      724

PERCENT

     Total                      100.0    100.0    100.0
Awarded 1/                       65.3     67.9     67.3
--Supposed to receive payment    53.2     55.6     55.2
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                      12.2     12.3     12.0
Not awarded 1/                   34.7     32.1     32.7

  Supposed to receive payment   100.0    100.0    100.0
Received payments                80.2     74.4     74.4
Did not receive payments         19.8     25.6     25.6

  WOMEN BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
NUMBER

     Total                      2,898    2,566    1,973
Awarded 1/                      1,231    1,018      752
--Supposed to receive payment     916      806      596
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                       315      212      156
Not awarded 1/                  1,667    1,547    1,221

  Supposed to receive payment     916      806      596
Received payments                 568      495      351
Did not receive payments          348      311      245

PERCENT

     Total                      100.0    100.0    100.0
Awarded 1/                       42.5     39.7     38.1
--Supposed to receive payment    31.6     31.4     30.2
--Not supposed to receive
    payment                      10.9      8.3      7.9
Not awarded 1/                   57.5     60.3     61.9

  Supposed to receive payment   100.0    100.0    100.0
Received payments                62.0     61.4     58.9
Did not receive payments         38.0     38.6     41.1
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r  Revised.
1/ Award status as of spring 1990, 1988, 1986, 1984, 1982, and 19

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: October 31, 2011