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Accepting the unacceptable : patriarchal hegemony and child support arrangements
thesisposted on 2012-06-01, 00:00 authored by Hayley MckenzieHayley Mckenzie
This research explored how low-income single mothers' child support decisions were based on the 'best interests of the child'. While mothers desired joint financial responsibility for children, poor payment outcomes made mothers financially dependent on the state and resulted in single mothers' coerced acceptance of unacceptable child support arrangements.