Characteristics of Families Using Title IV-D Services in 1997. Agreement/Receipt Status

05/01/2002

Finally, several variables from the April supplemental survey were used to determine the child support status of the child support-eligible population. The first were PRCSREC and PRTYPAWD, recodes denoting the amount of child support received and the type of child support agreement. If the family received a positive amount of child support in 1997, then they were given a value of one in the new dummy variable RECEIPT. If the family had an award in the form of a legal agreement, pending legal agreement, or informal agreement, then were given a value of one in the new dummy variable AWARD. AWARD was then run in a simple crosstab against RECEIPT to produce the four categories in Table 8.