The Impact of Child Support Enforcement Policy on Non-marital Childbearing

Robert D. Plotnick, University of Washington; Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University; Sara McLanahan, Princeton University; and Inhoe Ku, Chonbuk University
November 2002

This is a link to a discussion paper on the Institute of Research on Poverty (IRP) website that concludes that improved  child support enforcement makes it more likely that men will choose to avoid having nonmarital children.

Link: The Impact of Child Support Enforcement Policy on Non-marital Childbearing