Money isn't everything. Fiscal policy and family policy in the Child Support Act.
Traduction en français : L'argent ne fait pas tout. La politique fiscale et la politique familiale dans le "Child Support Act" (La loi anglaise portant sur l'obligation alimentaire.).
One of the explicit aims of the 1991 Child Support Act is to ensure that parents honour their financial obligations towards their natural children to a greater extent than they have hitherto.
An equally important underlying objective is that of reducing the costs to the state of supporting lone parents.
This paper examines the extent to which these two objectives are compatible within the framework of the Child Support Act through an examination of the impact of the Act's implementation on lone mothers and their childten.
It presents some of the key findings of a study of lone mothers on means-tested benefits, interviewed almost one year after the implementation of the Act.
The paper concludes that the Act is failing to meet its stated aim of increasing the extent to which parents honour their financial obligations to children, because of an excessively narrow conception of the ways in which financial obligztions are met combined with too strong an emphasis on maximising savings in state expenditure on lone parents.
The implementation of the Child Support Act, far from enhancing the welfare of children in lone parent families, has brought with it considerable financial and emotional costs for children and their mothers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Divorce, Séparation, Enquête, Chômage, Coût, Réglementation, Pauvreté, Famille monoparentale, Père, Enfant, Témoignage, Royaume Uni, Famille, Politique familiale, Obligation alimentaire, Pension alimentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Divorce, Separation, Inquiry, Unemployment, Costs, Regulation, Poverty, One parent family, Father, Child, Testimony, United Kingdom, Family, Family policy, Obligation to support family member, Alimony
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 95/03 V
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.