Data are from the 2001 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), a national longitudinal survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Interviews for the Support for Nonhousehold Members Topical Module were collected from June through September of 2002 in the fifth wave (interview) of the 2001 SIPP panel. The population represented is the noninstitutionalized population of the United States and financial support payments refer to those made in the 12 months prior to interview.
SUPPORT PROVIDERS DEFINITIONS
Who is a support provider?
Everyone who answered “Yes” to the following SIPP question is considered a child support provider:
During the past 12 months, did you make payments for the support of your child or children under 21 years of age who live outside of this household?
Those answering “Yes” to the following SIPP question are also support providers, but to other related and unrelated adults living outside their household:
During the past 12 months, did you make regular or lump-sum payments for the support of any other person not living in this household?
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division