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Fathers’ financial support of children in a low income community in South Africa

Fathers’ financial support of children in a low income community in South Africa
Fathers’ financial support of children in a low income community in South Africa
We used data from the Birth to Twenty Cohort study to understand children’s receipt of financial support from their fathers in a low income, Black community in urban South Africa. Specifically, we (1) described fathers’ financial support over the life course of children; (2) estimated survival probabilities of receiving support for all children and not receiving support for children who experienced a parental union dissolution; and (3) identified factors that explained variation in the receipt of support after a union dissolution. Results suggest that most children received full or partial support throughout the life course. Furthermore, a high proportion of children received support after a union dissolution with much of the variation driven by pre-dissolution support, father’s education and the presence of extended kin.
fathers, financial support, children, kin, south africa
1058-0476
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Madhavan, Sangeetha
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Norris, Shane
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Hosegood, Victoria
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Madhavan, Sangeetha
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Madhavan, Sangeetha, Richter, Linda, Norris, Shane and Hosegood, Victoria (2014) Fathers’ financial support of children in a low income community in South Africa. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-12. (doi:10.1007/s10834-013-9385-9).

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We used data from the Birth to Twenty Cohort study to understand children’s receipt of financial support from their fathers in a low income, Black community in urban South Africa. Specifically, we (1) described fathers’ financial support over the life course of children; (2) estimated survival probabilities of receiving support for all children and not receiving support for children who experienced a parental union dissolution; and (3) identified factors that explained variation in the receipt of support after a union dissolution. Results suggest that most children received full or partial support throughout the life course. Furthermore, a high proportion of children received support after a union dissolution with much of the variation driven by pre-dissolution support, father’s education and the presence of extended kin.

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Published date: 21 January 2014
Keywords: fathers, financial support, children, kin, south africa
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 367363
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367363
ISSN: 1058-0476
PURE UUID: a5b65c4f-aacb-44e1-94e6-579cf63c765c
ORCID for Victoria Hosegood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2244-2518

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2014 15:37
Last modified: 21 Nov 2021 03:04

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Author: Sangeetha Madhavan
Author: Linda Richter
Author: Shane Norris

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