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dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Christine L., 1959-
dc.creatorCozzolino, Elizabeth Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-14T19:00:15Zen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:26:57Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26565en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn this Thesis, I investigate the social meaning of child support payments for members of separated families. Drawing on 21 interviews with members of separated families, I explore how payments from one parent to another shape family relationships. I focus on three main topics: how child support payments are different from other forms of money in the ways that they are discussed, earmarked and spent; what child support payments reveal about cultural expectations of motherhood and fatherhood; and how respondents regard the fairness and efficacy of state child support policy. I argue that child support payments reinforce class and gender inequality. Child support reifies mothers’ disproportionate responsibility for children and uneven child support enforcement further subjects the poor to the coercive power of the state.en
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dc.subjectChild supporten
dc.subjectFamilyen
dc.subjectDivorceen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectEconomic sociologyen
dc.titleThe social and relational meaning of child supporten
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.departmentSociologyen
dc.date.updated2014-10-14T19:00:15Zen


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