Why do so few non-resident mothers pay child support?. Paper for the 8th network meeting 14-16th October 2010 in Valencia Jan Lyngstad Statistics Norway. In Norway about every sixth non-resident parent is a mother (Statistics Norway 2009)
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Paper for the 8th network meeting
14-16th October 2010 in Valencia
Non-resident mothers are much more involved in the day-to-day care of their children than non-resident fathers (Christoffersen 1996, Steward 1999, Kitterød 2006)
Do they less often than the non-resident fathers pay child support?Non-resident mothers
Percentage of non-resident parents paying child support. 2004Non-resident fathers 85 Non-resident mothers 31Source: Contact arrangements and child support 2004, Statistics Norway