When Parents Separate: Further Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth


Figure 4.7  Distribution of children aged 4-15 years in 1998-99, whose parents separated in the previous two years, according to the regularity of support payments and the type of support agreement, NLSCY, Cycle 3 (N=348)

The chart provides the following percentages for each of the three types of agreements. For Private formal agreement: Regular - on time 79%, Regular - late at times 14% and Irregular 7%. For Private informal agreement: Regular - on time 73%, Regular - late at times 14%, Irregular 9% and None for 6+ months 5%. For Court ordered agreement: Regular - on time 66%, Regular - late at times 6%, Irregular 21% and None for 6+ months 6%.

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