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APPENDIX C
SUPPLEMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

April 2010 CPS Supplement
ITEMS BOOKLET FOR THE CHILD SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT TO THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY April 2010

PRESUPP
This month we are asking some additional questions concerning the custodial arrangements and economic well-being of children in the United States.
ENTER (P) TO PROCEED
ENTER (I) FOR IMPORTANCE OF RESPONDING

S102PR
I have listed that (Name of children on the roster born before 1/1/2010) (is/are all) under the age of 21 (and born before this year). (Does (CHILD)/Do ANY of these children) have a (father/mother/father or mother) who lives outside this house?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S102
Which of these children have a (father/mother/father or mother) who lives outside this house?
ENTER (N) NO MORE/PARENT TEMPORARILY ABSENT
LN NAME
(person 1)
(person 2)
(person 3)
(person 4)
(person 5)
(person 6)
(person 7)
(person 8)
(person 9)
(person 10)
(person 11)
(person 12)
(person 13)
(person 14)
(person 15)
(person 16)

S103a
Does (CHILD) have a (father/mother) who lives outside this house?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S103b1
There are many reasons why children may not live with both of their biological or adoptive parents. Why doesn't (CHILD) have a biological or adoptive (mother/father) living outside the house?
(1) Other parent has died
(2) Both parents live in the household
(3) Parents are Separated/Divorced
(4) Don't want contact with (CHILD)'s (mother/father)
(5) Don't know where (CHILD)'s (mother/father) is
(6) She/He lives elsewhere
(7) Other parent legally terminated their parental rights
(8) Other parent is no longer recognized as a parent by this household
(9) Child was adopted by a single parent
(10) Other

S103b2
Other/Specify
ENTER VERBATIM RESPONSE

S103b3
DO NOT READ TO RESPONDENT
The verbatim response was (fill with verbatim response from S103b2). Should this response have been entered in one of these categories listed below?
Parents are Separated/Divorced
Don't want contact with (CHILD)'s (mother/father)
Don't know where (CHILD)'s (mother/father) is
She/He lives elsewhere
Other parent is no longer recognized as a parent by this household
In jail
Lives in another country
Trying to establish paternity
(1) Yes
(2) No

S103c
Did (you/(CHILD)'s (mother/father)) ever have any type of child support agreement or ever attempt to have any type of child support agreement with (CHILD)'s (mother/father)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S104
(Are you/Which of the adults in this household is) LEGALLY responsible for (CHILD)?
ENTER (N) IF NONE OF THE ADULTS LISTED
LN NAME AGE
(person 1)
(person 2)
(person 3)
(person 4)
(person 5)
(person 6)
(person 7)
(person 8)
(person 9)
(person 10)
(person 11)
(person 12)
(person 13)
(person 14)
(person 15)
(person 16)
ENTER LINE NUMBER OF PARENT/GUARDIAN OR (N) FOR NONE

S104a
What is (name of person entered in S104)'s relationship to (CHILD)?
(1) Grandparent
(2) Aunt or Uncle
(3) Sister or brother
(4) Foster parent
(5) Parent
(6) Other

S104as
Please specify.


S104b
What is (name)'s relationship to (CHILD)?
(1) Grandparent
(2) Aunt or Uncle
(3) Sister or Brother
(4) Foster Parent
(5) Parent
(6) Other

S104bs
Please specify.


S108c
Is (your/name of parent) (wife/husband) (CHILD's) natural biological (mother/father)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S108d
Did ((your/name of parent) (wife/husband) ever legally adopt (CHILD)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

NXTPER
I need to talk with (SUPPRESP). Is he/she at home now?
GET SELF RESPONSE WHEN DONE, F10 FOR CALLBACKS.
ENTER LINE NUMBER FOR INTERVIEW

S116a
READ IF THE SUPPLEMENT RESPONDENT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE HOUSEHOLD RESPONDENT
This month we are asking a series of questions about children who do not live with both of their parents.
ENTER 1 TO CONTINUE

LEAD-IN
A LEGAL arrangement about financial support for a child could be called many things, for example, a court order, a court award, a divorce or separation agreement, or a legal agreement.
ENTER 1 TO CONTINUE

S150
Has there EVER been ANY kind of LEGAL ARRANGEMENT that says that (CHILD's) (mother/father) should provide ANY KIND of financial support for (him/her)?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Legal arrangement pending
(4) There is an arrangement, but respondent does not know if it is legal

S151
Would you call it a court order, a court award, or a legal agreement?
(1) Court order
(2) Court award
(3) Legal agreement

S152
Has there EVER been any OTHER kind of agreement or understanding that says that (CHILD's) (mother/father) should help support (him/her)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S153
Would you call it an agreement or an understanding?
(1) Agreement
(2) Understanding

S154
(blank/Payments that are made for the support of a child are called) (blank/child support./child support even if there is no legal arrangement.)
Did this (agreement/court award/court order/understanding) ever say that (CHILD's) (mother/father) should make child support payments?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S156
(Which of your other children were/ Was (name)) EVER covered by the SAME (agreement/court award/court order/understanding)?
IF YES - ENTER (CHILDREN'S/CHILD'S) LINE NUMBER
ENTER (0) FOR NO OR FOR NO MORE
LN NAME AGE
(person 1)
(person 2)
(person 3)
(person 4)
(person 5)
(person 6)
(person 7)
(person 8)
(person 9)
(person 10)
(person 11)
(person 12)
(person 13)
(person 14)
(person 15)
(person 16)

S249a
I am going to ask you questions about
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
ENTER (P) TO PROCEED

S251
An (agreement/understanding) about child support can be made legal by going through a court, before a judge, or through an official legal process.
Was this (agreement/understanding) about child support payments for
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
EVER made legal?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S253
In what year did you FIRST (have this understanding/have this agreement)?
===>____

S255
And in what year was (CHILD/the children)'s (father/mother) supposed to begin making child support payments?
===>____

S257
What month was that?
** YEAR = 2009 **
(1) January
(2) February
(3) March
(4) April
(5) May
(6) June
(7) July
(8) August
(9) September
(10) October
(11) November
(12) December
ENTER MONTH

S258
Some parents agree to the amount of child support before making the agreement legal. Did you and (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) do this?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S259
In what year was the (court order/court award/agreement) FIRST made LEGAL?
===>____

S261
And in what year was (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) supposed to begin making child support payments?
===>____

S263
What month was that?
** YEAR = (entry to S261) **
(1) January
(2) February
(3) March
(4) April
(5) May
(6) June
(7) July
(8) August
(9) September
(10) October
(11) November
(12) December
ENTER MONTH

S266
Since the (court order/court award/understanding/agreement) was FIRST made legal, has there been a change in the amount of child support that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) is LEGALLY REQUIRED to pay?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Yes, but don't know if it is legal

S267
Did the amount change because a child was too old to receive support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S268
In what year was (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) supposed to begin paying the new amount?
PROBE IF NEEDED: For the most recent legal change.
===>____

S270
What month was that?
** YEAR = 2009 **
(1) January
(2) February
(3) March
(4) April
(5) May
(6) June
(7) July
(8) August
(9) September
(10) October
(11) November
(12) December
ENTER MONTH

S271
Have you and (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) ever AGREED to change the amount of child support that (he/she) is supposed to pay(?/ WITHOUT going through a judge or legal process?)
(1) Yes
(2) No

S273
In what year was (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) supposed to begin paying the new amount?
PROBE IF NEEDED: The last time this happened?
===>____

S275
What month was that?
** YEAR = 2009 **
(1) January
(2) February
(3) March
(4) April
(5) May
(6) June
(7) July
(8) August
(9) September
(10) October
(11) November
(12) December
ENTER MONTH

S300 INTRO
****DO NOT READ****
THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN ACCORDING TO THE (AGREEMENT/UNDERSTANDING/COURT ORDER/COURT AWARD)
IF THE RESPONDENT TELLS YOU WHAT THEY RECEIVED, PROBE TO MAKE SURE IT WAS WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE
ENTER 1 TO CONTINUE

S300
The next questions ask about (the terms of the court order for/the terms of the court award for/the understanding about/the agreement about) child support for
(child's name(s)).
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
The questions ask about what was supposed to happen, even if the (court order/court award/understanding/agreement) was not followed exactly.
Between January 1 and December 31, 2009, was (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) SUPPOSED TO make ANY child support payments for (CHILD/any of them)?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Yes, if he has a job
(4) Don't know because Child Support Enforcement Office filed the paper work

S301
Why was that?
(1) Child(ren) too old in 2009
(2) Other parent died before 2009
(3) Family lived together in all or part of 2009
(4) Child(ren) lived with other parent in all or part of 2009
(5) Other

S301s
Please Specify:


S302
During 2009, were any of the child support payments SUPPOSED TO be deducted from (his/her) paycheck?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S303
And during 2009, were any of these payments SUPPOSED to be sent to you:
(READ ALL CATEGORIES TO RESPONDENT)
(1) By a child support, welfare, or other public agency
(2) By a court
(3) By direct deposit
(4) Or, did the payments come directly from (his/her) place if employment?
(5) Other

S303s
Please Specify:


S306
The following questions ask about the child support (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was SUPPOSED to pay, whether or not you received it.
During 2009, how often was (he/she) SUPPOSED to make these payments?

PROBE IF NECESSARY: Would that be every week, every month, or some other way?
(1) Every week
(2) Every other week
(3) Twice a month
(4) Every month or Monthly
(5) Every quarter
(6) For the year
(7) OTHER

S306s
Please Specify:


S312
Sometimes child support that was not paid in previous years is added to the amount of support owed today. This is called back support.
Did the amount that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay in 2009 include back support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S313
During 2009, (how/including back support, how) much was (the weekly/every other week's/the twice monthly/the monthly/the quarterly/the yearly) payment SUPPOSED to be for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/(NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)?
ENTER THE AMOUNT
$__,___ .00
(S) Other - Specify

S313S
Please specify.


S313a
So you said you were SUPPOSED to receive $X (per month, per week, every other week, twice monthly, per year) (including back support), is that correct?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S313b
How much child support, in total, were you SUPPOSED to receive?
ENTER THE AMOUNT
$__,___ .00

S314
Sometimes child support that was not paid in previous years is added to the amount of support owed today. This is called back support.
Did the amount that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay in 2009 include back support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S315
(Including back support, about/About) how much altogether was (he/she) SUPPOSED to pay for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
during 2009?
(O) Other - specify
$__,___ .00

S315s
Please specify.


S316
The following questions ask about the child support (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was SUPPOSED to pay, whether or not you received it.
(From January through (month) 2009,/In (month) 2009,/In January 2009,/Before the change was made in 2009,) how often was (he/she) SUPPOSED to make these payments?

PROBE IF NEEDED: Would that be every week, every month, or some other way?
(1) Every week
(2) Every other week
(3) Twice a month
(4) Every month or monthly
(5) Every quarter
(6) For the year
(7) None
(8) Other

S316s
Please specify.


S317
Sometimes child support that was not paid in previous years is added to the amount of support owed today. This is called back support.
Did the amount that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay (from January through (month) 2009/in (month) 2009/in January 2009/before the change was made in 2009) include back support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S318
(From January through (month)/In (month)/In January/Before the change was made) how much was (every other week's/the twice monthly/the monthly/the quarterly/the yearly) payment SUPPOSED to be ( , including back support) for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)?
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
ENTER THE AMOUNT
(A) Amount varied
(S) Other - Specify
$__,___ .00

S318s
Please specify.


S318a
So you said you were SUPPOSED to receive (fill amount from S318)(the weekly/every other week's/the twice monthly/the monthly/the quarterly/the yearly) (including back support), BEFORE THE CHANGE, is that correct?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S318b
How much child support in total, were you SUPPOSED to receive BEFORE THE CHANGE?
$__,___ .00

S319
Sometimes child support that was not paid in previous years is added to the amount of support owed today. This is called back support.
Did the amount that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay (from January through (month) 2009/in (month) 2009/ in January 2009/before the change was made in 2009) include back child support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S320
About how much ALTOGETHER was (he/she) SUPPOSED TO pay for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(from January through (month) 2009/in (month) 2009/in January 2009/BEFORE THE CHANGE WAS MADE IN 2009) (blank/including back support?)
(S) Other - Specify
$__,___ .00

S320s
Please specify.


S321
Next, (from (month) through December 2009,/in December 2009,/ after the change was made in 2009,) how often was (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) SUPPOSED TO make these payments?
PROBE: Would that be every week, every month, or some other way?
(1) Every week
(2) Every other week
(3) Twice a month
(4) Every month or monthly
(5) Every quarter
(6) For the year
(7) None
(8) Other

S321s
Please specify.


S322
Did the amount that (he/she) was supposed to pay (from (month) through December 2009/in December 2009/after the change was made in 2009) include back support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S323
(From (month) through December/In December/AFTER THE CHANGE WAS MADE) how much was (the weekly/every other week's/the twice monthly/the monthly/the quarterly/the yearly) payment SUPPOSED to be(?/ ,including back support) for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award?)
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
ENTER THE AMOUNT
$__,___ .00
(S) Other - Specify

S323s
Please specify.
$__,___ .00

S323a
So you said you were SUPPOSED to receive (fill amount from S323)(the weekly/every other week's/the twice monthly/the monthly/the quarterly/the yearly) (including back support), AFTER THE CHANGE, is that correct?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S323b
How much child support in total, were you SUPPOSED to receive AFTER THE CHANGE?
$__,___ .00

S324
Did the amount that (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay (from (month) through December 2009/in December 2009/AFTER THE CHANGE was made in 2009) including back support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S325
About how much ALTOGETHER was (he/she) SUPPOSED to pay for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(from (month) through December 2009/in December 2009/after the change was made in 2009) (?/ ,including back support?)
ENTER AMOUNT
$__,___ .00
(S) Other - Specify

S325s
Please specify.
$__,___ .00

S326
INTRO ****DO NOT READ****
THE NEXT QUESTIONS ASK ABOUT THE CHILD SUPPORT THE RESPONDENT ACTUALLY RECEIVED

S326
Someone receiving welfare or public assistance sometimes called A.F.D.C. or A.D.C. or [state fill for local TANF name], may also get child support each month. This money is sometimes called a bonus or a pass through. This child support bonus may come with a welfare check or in a separate check.
Between January 1 and December 31, 2009, was ANY child support passed on to you by a WELFARE AGENCY for
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) No, I was not on public assistance or welfare in 2009

S326a
What is the ANNUAL amount of bonus or pass through payments you received in 2009?
$_,__.00

S327
The next questions ask about the amount of child support you received during 2009. (Between/Other than the child support passed through the welfare agency, between) January 1 and December 31, 2009, did you ACTUALLY receive ANY child support payments - even one - for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)? Please include any (back support and any) child support forwarded to you by a court, or a child support enforcement agency, and any payments made directly to you.
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Other

S327s
Please specify.


S328
In 2009, did you receive EVERY SINGLE ONE of the child support payments you were supposed to receive for (CHILD/the children)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S329
Of the child support payments you received in 2009, how many were received ON TIME. Would you say all of them were on time, most of them, some of them or none of them?
(1) All
(2) Most
(3) Some
(4) None

S330
And for the child support payments you received, how many of them were for the FULL amount you were supposed to receive? Would you say all of them, most of them, some of them, or none of them?
(1) All
(2) Most
(3) Some
(4) None

S331
So you received ($_,___.00) every (week/other week/twice a month/every month/every quarter/for the year) for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
in 2009. Is this correct?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S332
How much child support did you actually receive ALTOGETHER in 2009 for (CHILD/the children)?
ENTER AMOUNT
$__,___ .00

S333
The next questions ask about the amount of child support you received between January 1 and December 31, 2009. (Please include any back support received./Please include any child support passed through the welfare agency EXCLUDING your regular A.F.D.C. payment or[state fill for local TANF] payment./Please include any back support and any child support passed through the welfare agency EXCLUDING your regular A.F.D.C. or [state fill for local TANF] payment.)
How much child support did you actually receive ALTOGETHER in 2009 for ((all the children covered by the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award)/
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNT
$__,___ .00

S334
So you received ($_,___) dollars ALTOGETHER in 2009. Is this correct?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S335
What is the correct amount of child support you ACTUALLY received in 2009?
ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNT
$__,___ .00

S340
The next questions are about health insurance.
Does the child support (agreement/understanding/court order/court award) say who is supposed to provide health insurance for
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(1) Yes
(2) No

S341
According to the (agreement/understanding/court order/court award) who was SUPPOSED TO provide health insurance for
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(1) Respondent for all children
(2) Other parent for all children
(3) Both parents for all children
(4) Parents each cover different children
(5) Not specified in the award
(6) Don't know -- because the Child Support Enforcement Office filed the paper work
(7) Other

S341s
Please specify.
===>_____________________________________________________________
===>_____________________________________________________________

S342
During 2009, did (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) ACTUALLY HAVE health insurance that covered (CHILD/the children) - through an HMO, a regular insurance policy, or some other plan?
PROBE IF NECESSARY: FOR MOST OF 2009
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Don't know

S343
Someone receiving welfare or public assistance sometimes called A.F.D.C. or A.D.C. or [state fill for local TANF name] may also get child support each month. This money is sometimes called a bonus or a pass through. This child support bonus may come with a welfare check or in a separate check.
Between January 1 and December 31, 2009, was ANY child support passed on to you by a welfare agency for (CHILD)?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) No, I was not on public assistance or welfare in 2009

S343a
What is the ANNUAL amount of bonus or pass through payments you received in 2009?
$_,__.00

S344
The next questions ask about the amount of child support you received during 2009. (Between/Other than the child support passed through the welfare agency, between) January 1 and December 31, 2009, did you actually receive ANY (blank/other) child support payments - even one - for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDERN)? Please include any (back support and any) child support forwarded to you by a court, or a child support enforcement agency and any payments made directly to you.
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Other

S345
How much child support did you actually receive ALTOGETHER in 2009 for (CHILD)?
ENTER DOLLAR AMOUNT
$__,___ .00

S346
So you received ($__,___.00) dollars altogether in 2009. Is this correct?
(1) Yes, correct
(2) No, incorrect

S347
What is the correct amount of child support you received in 2009?
$ __,___

S348
The next question is about health insurance.
During 2009, did (CHILD's) (father/mother) ACTUALLY HAVE health insurance that covered (CHILD) - through an HMO, a regular insurance policy, or some other plan?

PROBE: FOR MOST OF 2009
(1) Yes
(2) No

S376
Is there a legal agreement about child support for (CHILD) pending now?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Don't know because Child Enforcement Office or A.F.D.C. or [state fill for local TNAF] office may have filed papers

S377A
Here are some reasons a parent might not have a legal arrangement about child support. Please tell me which of these reasons describe why YOU do NOT have a legal arrangement about child support for (CHILD)
Was it because:

(Mark each question)
PROBE IF NECESSARY:
Was that a reason you did NOT have a legal agreement about child support?
A. (If AGE of Child > 17) (CHILD) was too old for child support.
(1) Yes
(2) No

S3771b-d
Here are some reasons a parent might not have a legal arrangement about child support.
Please tell me which of these reasons describe why YOU do NOT have a legal arrangement about child support for (CHILD)
Was it because:

(Mark each question)
PROBE IF NECESSARY:
Was that a reason you did NOT have a legal agreement about child support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

B. (CHILD) stays with (his/her) (father/mother) part of the time.

C. (CHILD)'s (father/mother) provides what (he/she) can.

D. You did not feel the need to get legal, that is go to court?

S3772e-h
PROBE IF NECESSARY:
Was that a reason you did NOT have a legal agreement about child support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

E. You did not want (CHILD) or yourself to have contact with (CHILD)'s (father/mother).

F. You did not want (CHILD)'s (father/mother) to pay child support.

G. (CHILD)'s (father/mother) could not afford to pay child support.

H. You could not locate (CHILD)'s (father/mother).

S377I
And was the reason you do NOT have a legal arrangement about child support because:
PROBE IF NECESSARY: Was that a reason you did not have a legal arrangement about child support?
I. You did not have a legal ruling about who the father was, that is, you did not legally establish paternity.
(1) Yes
(2) No

S378
Why did you not have a legal agreement about child support for (child)?
(1) Other parent in jail/prison
(2) Other parent died before 2009
(3) Other parent lives in another country
(4) Split custody
(5) Respondent able to support child
(6) Recently separated
(7) Other

S378s
What was that?
Specify:


S379
Other than the reason you have already told me about, was there any other reason why you do not have a legal agreement or court order about child support for (CHILD)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S380
What was that?
(1) Other parent in jail/prison
(2) Other parent died before 2009
(3) Other parent lives in another country
(4) Split custody
(5) Respondent able to support child
(6) Recently separated
(7) Other

S380s
What was that?
Specify:


S400
Have YOU EVER contacted a child support enforcement or 4D office, a department of social services, a welfare or A.F.D.C. office, or [state fill for local TANF] office or any state or local government agency about anything to do with child support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S401
Have you ever BEEN CONTACTED BY one of these agencies about anything to do with child support?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S402A
Which of the following things were you in contact about:
A. Did you have contact about finding the other parent?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S402B
B. Did you have contact about getting a legal ruling about who the father is, that is, establishing paternity?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S402
(1) Yes
(2) No

C. Did you have contact about getting a LEGAL agreement or court award for the other parent to pay child support.
(1) Yes
(2) No

D. Collecting the child support that the other parent owed
(1) Yes
(2) No

E. Changing the amount of child support the other parent was legally required to pay
(1) Yes
(2) No

F. Getting an agreement for the other parent to provide
(1) Yes
(2) No

G. Getting any welfare or public assistance or [state fill for TANF] sometimes known as A.F.D.C. or getting Medicaid
(1) Yes
(2) No

S405
In what year did you last have contact with one of these agencies?
(1901-2010) 1901 - 2010
===>__

S406
Next, thinking about the government programs that help families with children, between January 1 and December 31, 2009:
(MARK EACH QUESTION)
(1) Yes
(2) No

A. Did you have Medicaid or any other state-provided health insurance coverage at any time?

B. Receive any food stamps?

C. Receive any welfare or public assistance formerly called A.F.D.C. or A.D.C. or did you receive (State fill for local TANF program name)?

S501
The next questions are about the relationship between (CHILD) and (his/her) (father/mother).
Does (CHILD) (father/mother) have visitation privileges?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S502
Did you ever go to court, before a judge, or through a legal process (including divorce or separation proceedings) to make the visitation privileges legal?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S503
Sometimes children live with each parent for part of the time. This is called joint physical custody.
Did a court or judge EVER give you and (CHILD's) (father/mother) joint PHYSICAL custody?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S504
Joint legal custody of a child means that both parents have the right to help make decisions about the child.
Did a court or judge EVER give you and (CHILD's) (father/mother) joint LEGAL custody?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S601
Did you and (CHILD's) (father/mother) live in the same state during 2009?
PROBE IF NEEDED:
As far as you know, did you live in the same state during MOST OF 2009?
(1) Yes
(2) No
(3) Don't know

S602
In what state did (CHILD's) (father/mother) live during 2009?
PROBE IF NEEDED: Where did (he/she) live during most of 2009?
(97) Outside of the U.S.
(98) Don't Know
(H) Help with state codes
ENTER STATE CODE

S603
Did either you or (CHILD) have ANY KIND of contact AT ALL with (CHILD's) (father/mother) during 2009?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S604
Did (CHILD) spend time with (his/her) (father/mother) on at least one day in 2009?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S605
Including birthdays, holidays and vacation days, between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009, ON how many days altogether did (child) spend time with (his/her) (father/mother)?
ENTER NUMBER OF DAYS
PROBE IF NEEDED: ON HOW MANY DAYS EACH WEEKEND WAS THAT, WOULD THAT BE FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY?
SINCE YOU WERE SEPARATED/DIVORCED?

S611
(Other than the child support you told me about, between) January 1 and December 31, 2009 did (CHILD's/the children's) (father/mother) do any of the following for
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))
(child's name(s))?

(MARK EACH QUESTION)
(1) Yes
(2) No

A. Give any birthday, holiday, or other gifts to (name/the children)


B. Provide clothes (, diapers or shoes/or shoes)


C. Provide food or groceries for (name/the children)


D. Pay for child care or summer camp


E. Pay for medical expenses such as medicine or visits to the doctor or dentist, other than health insurance


S650a
Did any government or public agency collect any child support from (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)'s (father/mother) on your behalf in 2009?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S650b
Did the agency collect ALL or SOME of the child support due in 2009 from (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)'s (father/mother)?
(1) All
(2) Some

S701
Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you been married before or is your current marriage your first marriage?
(1) Married before
(2) First marriage
(3) Other - Specify

S701s
What was that? Specify:
===>_____________________________________________________________
===>_____________________________________________________________

S702
Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you been married more than once?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S703
Last, I have a couple of background questions. In what year did your separation take place?
(1901- 2010) 1901 - 2010

S704
Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you ever been divorced?
(1) Yes, divorced
(2) No

S705
In what year did your (most recent divorce/divorce/most recent separation) take place?
(1901- 2010) 1901 - 2010

S706
And what year did you get married (?/that time?)
(1901-(entry in S705/2010))

S707
At the time you separated, were you working?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S708
And at that time, were you working 35 hours or more hours per week?
(1) Yes, working 35 or more hours
(2) No

S709
Did you work at any time during the five years before your last separation?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S711
Is (CHILD) from (your most recent marriage/the marriage before this one/your marriage/that marriage)?
(1) Yes
(2) No

S712
NOTE: ASK THIS QUESTION, DO NOT VERIFY IT.
Which of your children living here are from (your most recent marriage/the marriage before this one/your marriage/that marriage)?
(ENTER ALL THAT APPLY)
ENTER (0) FOR NO MORE OR NONE
ENTER (17) For All
LN NAME AGE
(person 1)
(person 2)
(person 3)
(person 4)
(person 5)
(person 6)
(person 7)
(person 8)
(person 9)
(person 10)
(person 11)
(person 12)
(person 13)
(person 14)
(person 15)
(person 16)

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