February 2015 | Daniel L. Hatcher, Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law: Digital Commons @ American University Washington College of Law

Don’t Forget Dad: Addressing Women’s Poverty by Rethinking Forced and Outdated Child Support Policies

This is a link to an article in which the author explores the linkage between poverty among women and low income men, and posits that harsh and adversarial child support enforcement policies polarizes the parents, and have negative impacts on the father, mother, and children.  The author proposes transforming the “current uniformly applied punitive policies into nuanced, flexible, and creatively supportive government assistance that incorporates parental autonomy, self-determination, and the potential for collaboration.”  Volume 20 | Issue 4 Article 3 2012




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