Author Archives: Kathryn Edin

Child Support in the Age of Complex Families


This article is in Infrastructure for a Stormy Future, Winter 2018


Government efforts to engage noncustodial fathers in supporting their children should take advantage of the reality that these dads care more about their offspring than is commonly assumed. The American family doesn’t look like it used to—at least for the economically disadvantaged. Parents are often unmarried when their children are born. Unmarried couples’ unions are […]