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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)What do we know?$
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Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342539

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001

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Who has borne the cost of Britain’s children in the 1990s?

Who has borne the cost of Britain’s children in the 1990s?

Chapter:
(p.299) Twelve Who has borne the cost of Britain’s children in the 1990s?
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Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)
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Hugh Davies

Heather Joshi

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0013

This chapter focuses on the cost of children in terms of adults' forgone income in Britain; in practice, this means the incomes of mothers. It outlines the method and assumptions of the study, followed by two sections on the magnitude and distribution of the forgone labour market income costs of children in intact marriages. The chapter ends with a discussion on divorce and teenage mothers.

Keywords:   cost of children, forgone income, forgone labour, market income costs, intact marriages, divorce, teenage mothers

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