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Jacques, Van der Gaag, “Child Support: Technical Papers, Cost Documentation,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty, Special Report Series.

 

Van der Gaag 1982 study

 

Reivitz, Linda, “Memorandum, Subject: Percentage of Income Standard for Setting Child Support Awards,” to Members of the Wisconsin Judiciary, from Linda Reivitz, Secretary.

 

Reivitz Memorandum, Wisconsin, 1983

 

Espenshade, Thomas J., Investing in Children: New Estimates of Parental Expenditures, The Urban Institute Press, Washington, D.C., 1984.

 

Espenshade 1984 study

 

Betson, David M., Alternative Estimates of the Cost of Children from the 1980-86 Consumer Expenditure Survey, University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics, A Final Report to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 1984.

 

Betson, 1990, Ch. 1-3

 

Betson, 1990, Ch. 4-7

 

Note: Betson, 1990, Appendix still to be posted.

 

Lewin/ICF, Estimates of Expenditures on Children and Child Support Guidelines, Submitted To: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Submitted By: Lewin/ICF, Washington, D.C., 1990.

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 1

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 2

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 3

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 4

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 5

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 6

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 6 Appendix

 

The Lewin Report, 1990, Ch. 7

 

Shockey, James W., Determining the Cost of Raising Children in Nonintact Arizona Household, University of Arizona, Department of Sociology, A Study Presented to: The Arizona Judicial Council, February 1995.

 

Shockey, Parenting Time Cost Study,1995

 

Betson, David M., Parental Expenditures on Children: A Preliminary Report, University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics, Prepared under a subcontract from Policy Studies, Inc. for the Judicial Council of California, December 2000.

 

Betson 2000 study 

 

Betson, David M., Parental Expenditures on Children: Rothbarth Estimates, University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics, a report prepared for the State of California, April 2010.

 

Betson 2010 study 

 

 

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