The cost of children
"The cost of children" - overview and summary
Categories of expenditure on children
Results from the "Small Fortunes" research
Results from the Family Budget Unit
Results from "The Costs of Children and the Welfare State"
Results from "Measuring the Cost of Children: Estimates for Britain"
Results from "1999-2000 Family Expenditure Survey"
Results from "Pregnancy & birth" magazine, March 2001
What the government is prepared to pay for children in benefits & tax credits
The "cost of children" references
The cost of children in other nations
A related topic - sharing the wealth of the parents
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The "cost of children" references

(These references are still being developed. Here is a starter kit).

Some relevant UK research institutions

Centre for Research in Social Policy
Loughborough University

Social Policy Research Unit
University of York

Institute For Social And Economic Research
University of Essex

Department of Economics
University of Essex

Department of Economics and Finance
Birkbeck College
University of London

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Institute of Education
University of London

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Social research and development charity


Small Fortunes: Spending on children, childhood poverty and parental sacrifice
Sue Middleton, Karl Ashworth and Ian Braithwaite
Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University
York Publishing Services Ltd
ISBN 1 85935 032 1

Small Fortunes: Spending on Children in One Parent Families
Sue Middleton, Karl Ashworth
Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University
Paper presented to Bath Seminar 'Private Lives and Public Responses' (June 1997)

The cost of children and the welfare state
Richard Dickens, Vanessa Fry and Panos Pashardes
Department of Economics - University of Essex

Measuring the Cost of Children: Estimates for Britain
Hugh Davies
Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, London
Heather Joshi
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London

(A broken link should read: iafe.pdf)

Children First
(CSA Reform Green Paper 1998)

Children Come First
(White paper in 1990 - Precursor to the CSA)

Social Trends 28 (1998 Edition)
ISBN 0-11-620987-9

The Liability to Maintain and the Child Support Act
A Reference Paper
Peter Snow LLB (Hons.)

Project for the Improvement of Child Support Litigation Technology
Roger F. Gay, MSc

The Child Support Guideline Problem
Roger F. Gay, MSc and Gregory J. Palumbo, Ph.D

A Brief History Of Prevailing Child Support Doctrine
Roger F. Gay, MSc

Une évaluation du coût direct de l'enfant de 1979 à 1989
(An Estimated of a Child's Direct Cost from 1979 to 1989)

Changes in Women and Marriage

Costs of Children in Australia

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