Expenditure decisions of divorced mothers and income composition

D. Del Boca, Christopher Flinn

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    In this paper we analyze the relationship between the income sources of custodial divorced parents and their expenditure patterns. We use data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey to directly investigate the issue or whether or not divorced mothers receiving child support income spend larger amounts on "child goods' than those not receiving child support holding total household income constant. By comparing the estimated coefficients on child support income and other income in an "endogenous' Engel curve specification we argue that we can classify child goods as being public or private and say something about the expenditure patterns of noncustodial fathers under a Nash equilibrium model of parental expenditures on public child goods and some plausible assumptions regarding the manner in which child support transfer decisions are made by noncustodial fathers. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)742-761
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Human Resources
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1994

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    Chemical analysis
    Child support
    Income
    Expenditure
    Consumer expenditure
    Coefficients
    Household income
    Nash equilibrium
    Engel curves

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    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Strategy and Management
    • Economics and Econometrics

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    Expenditure decisions of divorced mothers and income composition. / Del Boca, D.; Flinn, Christopher.

    In: Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1994, p. 742-761.

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    Del Boca, D & Flinn, C 1994, 'Expenditure decisions of divorced mothers and income composition', Journal of Human Resources, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 742-761.
    Del Boca, D. ; Flinn, Christopher. / Expenditure decisions of divorced mothers and income composition. In: Journal of Human Resources. 1994 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 742-761.
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