Data are from the 2008 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 May through August of 2010 in the sixth wave (interview) of the 2008 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?
[PDF] or denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® available free from Adobe.
[Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer available for free from Microsoft®.
This symbol indicates a link to a non-government web site. Our linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.
Contact the Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free) or visit
ask.census.gov for further information on Child Support Data.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division