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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families

 

Agency Information Collection Under OMB Review; Office of Child 
Support and Enforcement

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35), we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) a request to approve a revised questionnaire for the April 1994 
Current Population Survey Supplement on Child Support. This inquiry, to 
be conducted by the Census Bureau, is sponsored by the Office of Child 
Support Enforcement (OCSE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services.
    The Administration for Children and Families is requesting an 
expedited review by the Office of Management and Budget in order to 
have the questionnaire available in time for the April 1994 survey. 
Therefore, as prescribed by the Federal Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1980, Office on Management and Budget's Regulations and the Department 
of Health and Human Services IRM Circular #15 issued on September 14, 
1992 for expedited review of information collections activities, we are 
including in this notice the entire information collection materials 
for review by the general public.
    The following is a copy of the package in its entirety. Written 
comments and questions regarding the requested approval for information 
collection should be sent by January 31, 1994, directly to: Laura 
Oliven, OMB Desk Officer for ACF, OMB Reports Management Branch, New 
Executive Office Building, room 3002, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503, (202) 395-7316.

Information on Document

    Title: April 1994 Current Population Survey Supplement on Child 
Support.
    OMB No.: 0992-0272.
    Description: This collection of information is authorized by Title 
IV-D of the Social Security Act. An Office of Management and Budget 
letter dated July 1, 1983, also directs the Office of Child Support 
Enforcement to collect this information. OMB previously approved this 
data collection under OMB approval number 0992-0272.
    The Survey of Child Support is designated to obtain information on 
the characteristics of individuals eligible to receive child support 
and the types of financial arrangements made to assist in the support 
of such individuals and any children for whom they retain custody. 
These data will assist legislators and policymakers in determining how 
effective their policy making efforts have been over time in applying 
the various child support legislation to the overall child support 
enforcement picture.

Survey Instrument: 1994 CHILD SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT, OMB No. 0992-0272, 
Expires:

    All items in the instrument have a blind Don't Know and Refusal 
option.
UNIVERSE QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY
(102 is asked of Married respondents)

    102. This month we are also asking questions about children who do 
not live with both of their parents. I have listed that (NAMES OF 
CHILDREN) are all under the age of 21. Which of these children, IF ANY 
have a (father/mother/father or mother) who lives outside of this 
house?
    SCREEN SHOWS ROSTER OF CHILDREN. ENTER LINE NUMBERS OF CHILDREN
     for None, No More, Parent temporarily absent  GO TO 104

(103a is asked of Never Married, Divorced, Widowed, and Separated 
respondents)

    103a. Does (Child) have a (father/mother) who lives outside this 
household?
    Yes  GO TO 104
    No

    103b. 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 household?

  Other parent has died.....................................  1 END     
  Child was adopted by a single parent......................  2 END     
  Other parent terminated their parental rights.............  3 END     
  Other parent is living in the household...................  4 END     
  Other parent is no longer recognized as a parent by this    5         
   household.                                                           
  Other (Specify)________...................................  6         
                                                                        


    103c. Did (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)?

    Yes
    No  END

    104. (Are you/Which of the adults in this household is) LEGALLY 
responsible for CHILD?

    Enter Liner Number________
    or  for None ____ GO TO 104b

    104a. What is (Name for adult from Q104)'s relationship to (CHILD)?

  Grandparent                        1 END INTERVIEW                    
  Aunt or Uncle                      2 END INTERVIEW                    
  Sister or Brother                  3 END INTERVIEW                    
  Foster Parent                      4 END INTERVIEW                    
  Parent                             5                                  
  Other (Specify) ________           6 END INTERVIEW                    
                                                                        


    104b. What is (REFERENCE PERSON's) relationship to (CHILD)?

  Grandparent                        1 END INTERVIEW                    
  Aunt or Uncle                      2 END INTERVIEW                    
  Sister or Brother                  3 END INTERVIEW                    
  Foster Parent                      4 END INTERVIEW                    
  Parent                             5                                  
  Other (Specify) ________           6 END INTERVIEW                    
                                                                        


(105-108 are asked or married respondents)

    105. Are you CHILD's natural biological (mother/father)?

    Yes  GO TO 107
    No   GO TO 105

    106. Did you ever legally adopt CHILD?

    Yes
    No

    107. Is (NAME OF MOTHER/FATHER) CHILD's natural biological (mother/
father)?

    Yes  GO TO 150
    No   GO TO 108

    108. Did (NAME OF MOTHER/FATHER) ever legally adopt (CHILD)?

    Yes
    No
SECTION 1--ROSTER OF CHILD SUPPORT ARRANGEMENTS
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.

    150. Has there ever been any kind of legal arrangement that says 
that (CHILD)'s (father/mother) should provide any kind of financial 
support for (him/her)?


  Yes                                GO TO 151                          
  No                                 GO TO 152                          
  Legal arrangement pending          GO TO 154                          
  There is an arrangement, but R     GO TO 153                          
   does not know if it is legal                                         
                                                                        

    151. Would you call it a court order, a court award, or a legal 
agreement?

  Court order                        GO TO 154                          
  Court award                        GO TO 154                          
  Legal agreement                    GO TO 154                          
                                                                        

    152. Has there ever been any other kind of agreement or 
understanding that says that (CHILD)'s (father/mother) should help 
support (him/her)?

    Yes
    No

    153. Would you call it an agreement or an understanding?

    Agreement
    Understanding

    154. Payments that are made for the support of a child are called 
child support, even if there is no legal agreement.
    Did this agreement ever say that (CHILD)'s (father/mother) should 
make child support payments?

    Yes
    No

    156. Which of your other children were ever covered by the same 
agreement?

    SCREEN SHOWS ROSTER OF CHILDREN, ENTER LINE NUMBERS OF CHILDREN
     for None, No More, Parent temporarily absent
SECTION 2--HISTORY OF MOST RECENT AGREEMENT
    249. I am going to ask you questions about (NAME ALL COVER 
CHILDREN).
    251. An agreement about child support can be made legal by going 
through a court, before a judge, or through an official legal process.
    Was this agreement about child support payments for (NAME ALL 
COVERED CHILDREN) ever made legal?

    Yes    GO TO 258
    No

    253. In what year did you first (have this agreement/have this 
understanding)?

    19 ________

    255. And in what year was (the children's) (father/mother) supposed 
to begin making child support payments?

    19 ________


    257. What month was that? ________
    258. Some parents agree to the amount of child support before 
making the agreement legal.
    Did you and the (children's) (father/mother) do this?

    Yes
    No

    259. In what year was the (agreement) first made legal?

    19 ________

    261. And in what year was the children's (father/mother) supposed 
to begin making child support payments?

    19 ________

    263. What month was that? ________
    266. Since the (agreement) was first made legal, has there been a 
change in the amount of child support that (the children's) (father/
mother) is legally required to pay?


  Yes..............................  1                                  
  No...............................  2 GO TO 271                        
  Yes, but don't know if it is       3                                  
   legal.                                                               
                                                                        

    267. Did the amount change because a child was too old to receive 
support?

    Yes
    No

    268. In what year was (the children's) (father/mother) supposed to 
begin paying the new amount?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: For the most recent legal change.
    19 ________

    270. What month was that? ________
    271. Have you and (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)?

    Yes
    No    GO TO 300

    273. In what year was (the children's) (father/mother) supposed to 
begin paying the new amount?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: The last time this happened.
    19 ________

    275. What month was that? ________
SECTION 3A--SUPPORT AGREEMENT AND BEHAVIOR PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR
    300. The next questions ask about the (agreement about) child 
support for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN). The questions ask about what 
was supposed to happen, even if the (agreement) was not followed 
exactly.
    Between January 1 and December 31, 1992, was (the children's) 
(father/mother) supposed to  make any child support payments for (any 
of them)? 

  Yes..............................  1 GO TO 302                        
  No...............................  2                                  
  Yes, if he has a job.............  3 GO TO 302                        
  DK because Child Support                                              
   Enforcement Office filed the                                         
   paper work......................  4                                  
                                                                        


    301. Why was that?

  Child(ren) too old in 1992.......  1 GO TO 340                        
  Other parent died before 1992....  2 END INTERVIEW                    
  Family lived together in all or    3 GO TO 375                        
   part of 1992.                                                        
  Child(ren) lived with other        4 GO TO 375                        
   parent in all or part of 1992.                                       
  Other (Specify) ________.........  5 GO TO 375                        
                                                                        


    302. During 1992, were any of the child support payments supposed 
to be deducted from (his/her) paycheck?

    Yes
    No

    303. And during 1992, were any of these payments supposed to be 
sent to you (READ ALL CATEGORIES):

    PROBE IF NEEDED: For most of 1992.

  By a child support, welfare or other public agency.............      1
  By a court.....................................................      2
  or did the payments come directly from (him/her) (or (his/her)        
   place of employment)?.........................................      3
  Other (Specify) ________.......................................      4
                                                                        


    306. The following questions ask about the child support (the 
children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay, whether or not you 
received it. During 1992, how often was (he/she) supposed to make these 
payments?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: Would that be every week, every month, or some 
other way?

  Every week                         1GO TO 312                         
  Every other week                   2GO TO 312                         
  Twice a month                      3GO TO 312                         
  Every month or Monthly             4GO TO 312                         
  Every quarter                      5GO TO 312                         
  For the year                       6GO TO 312                         
  Other (Specify) ________           7GO TO 314                         
                                                                        


    312. 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 (the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to 
pay in 1992 include back support?

    Yes
    No

    313. (How) much was (the weekly) payment for (NAME ALL COVERED 
CHILDREN) supposed to be, during 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________.00
    OTHER (Specify) ________

    314. 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 (the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to 
pay in 1992 include back support?

    Yes
    No

    315. About how much altogether was (he/she) supposed to pay for 
(NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN) during 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________ .00
    OTHER (Specify) ________ GO TO 326

    316. The following questions ask about the child support (CHILD/the 
children's) (father/mother) was supposed to pay, whether or not you 
received it. (Before the change was made in 1992, how often was (he/
she) supposed to make these payments?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: Would that be every week, every month, or some 
other way? 

  Every week                         1                                  
  Every other week                   2                                  
  Twice a month                      3                                  
  Every month or monthly             4                                  
  Every quarter                      5                                  
  For the year                       6                                  
  None                               7                                  
  Other (Specify) ________           8GO TO 319                         
                                                                        


    317. 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 (the children's) (father/mother) was supposed to 
pay (before the change was made in 1992 include back support?

    Yes
    No

    318. (Before was made, how much was (the weekly) payment for (NAME 
ALL COVERED CHILDREN) supposed to be?

  ENTER AMOUNT $________.00          GO TO 321 or 325b                  
  AMOUNT VARIED                      GO TO 320                          
  OTHER (Specify) ________           GO TO 320                          
                                                                        


    319. 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 (the childrens's) (father/mother) was supposed to 
pay (before the change from in 1992 include back support?

    Yes
    No

    320. About how much altogether was (he/she) supposed to pay for 
(NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN) before the change was made in 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________.00
    OTHER (Specify) ________

    321. Next, (after the change was made in through December) 1992, 
how often was (the children's) (father/mother) supposed to make these 
payments?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: Would that be every week, every month, or some 
other way?

  Every week                         1                                  
  Every other week                   2                                  
  Twice a month                      3                                  
  Every month or monthly             4                                  
  Every quarter                      5                                  
  For the year                       6                                  
  None                               7GO TO 326                         
  Other (Specify) ________           8GO TO 324                         
                                                                        


    322. Did the amount that (he/she) was supposed to pay (after the 
change was made in 1992 include back support?

    Yes
    No

    323. (After the change was made), how much was (the weekly) payment 
for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN) supposed to be)?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________.00
    OTHER (Specify) ________ GO TO 326

    324. Did the amount that (the children's) (father/mother) was 
supposed to pay (after the change was made in 1992 include back 
support?

    Yes
    No

    325. About how much altogether was (he/she) supposed to pay for 
(NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN) (after the change was made in) 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________.00
    OTHER (Specify) ________

    325b. Altogether, you were supposed to receive (X$ from output 
variable) during 1992. Is that correct?

    Yes
    No

    325c. (About) how much altogether was (he/she) supposed to pay for 
(NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN) during 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________.00
    OTHER (Specify) ________

    326. Someone receiving A.F.D.C. may get up to $50 of child support 
each month in addition to A.F.D.C.. This money is sometimes called a 
bonus or a pass through. This child support bonus may come with an 
A.F.D.C. check or in a separate check.
    Between January 1 and December 31, 1992, was any child support 
passed on to you by A.F.D.C. for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)?

  Yes                                                                  1
  No                                                                   2
  No, I was not on A.F.D.C. in 1992                                    3
  Other (Specify) ________                                             4
                                                                        


    327. (The next questions ask about the amount of child support you 
received during 1992. Please include any child support forwarded to you 
by a court, or a child support enforcement agency, and any payments 
made directly to you. Between) January 1 and December 31, 1992, did you 
actually receive any child support payments--even one--for (NAME ALL 
COVERED CHILDREN)?


  Yes..............................  1 IF 326=1, GO TO 333, ELSE GO TO  
                                      340                               
  No...............................  2 IF 326=1, GO TO 333, ELSE GO TO  
                                      340                               
  Other (Specify) ________.........  3 IF 326=1, GO TO 333, ELSE GO TO  
                                      340                               
                                                                        


    328. In 1992, did you receive every single one of the child support 
payments you were supposed to receive for (the children)?

    Yes
    No

    329. Of the child support payments you received in 1992, how many 
of them were received on time. Would you say all of them were on time, 
most of them, some of them or none of them?


  All..............................  1                                  
  Most.............................  2                                  
  Some.............................  3                                  
  None.............................  4                                  
                                                                        


    330. And of 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?

  All..............................  1                                  
  Most.............................  2                                  
  Some.............................  3                                  
  None.............................  4                                  
                                                                        


    331. So you received ($ from 313) (every week) for (NAME ALL 
COVERED CHILDREN) in 1992. Is this correct?

    Yes  GO TO 340
    No

    332. How much child support did you actually receive altogether in 
1992 for (the children)?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________ ALL  SKIP TO 340

    333. The next questions ask about the amount of child support you 
received between January 1 and December 31, 1993. (Please include any 
back support and any child support passed through the welfare agency in 
addition to you regular A.F.D.C. payment.)

    How much child support did you actually receive altogether in 1992 
for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)?
    ENTER AMOUNT $________

    334. So you received (Total amount from 333) dollars altogether in 
1992. Is this correct?

    Yes  SKIP TO 340
    No

    335. What is the correct amount of child support you actually 
received in 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________

    340. The next questions are about health insurance.

    Does the child support (agreement) say who is supposed to provide 
health insurance for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)?
    Yes
    No  SKIP TO 342

    341. According to the (agreement), who was supposed to provide 
health insurance for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN)?

  Respondent for all children....................................      1
  Other parent for all children..................................      2
  Both parents for all children..................................      3
  Parents each cover different children..........................      4
  Not specified in the award.....................................      5
  DK--because the Child Support Enforcement Office filed the            
   paper work....................................................      6
                                                                        

Other ________

    342. During 1992, did (the children's) father/mother) actually have 
health insurance that covered (the children)--through an HMO, a regular 
insurance policy, or some other plan?

    PROBE: FOR MOST OF 1992
    Yes  GO TO 400
    No    GO TO 400

    343. Someone receiving A.F.D.C. may get up to $50 for child support 
each month in addition to A.F.D.C.. This money is sometimes called a 
bonus or a pass through. This child support bonus may come with an 
A.F.D.C. check or in a separate check.
    Between January 1 and December 31, 1992, was any child support 
passed on to you by A.F.D.C. for (CHILD)?

  Yes............................................................      1
  No.............................................................      2
  No, Not on A.F.D.C.............................................      3
  Other (Specify) ________.......................................      4
                                                                        


    344. (The next questions ask about the amount of child support you 
received during 1992. Please include any child support forwarded to you 
by a court, or a child support enforcement agency, and any payments 
made directly to you. Between) January 1 and December 31, 1992, did you 
actually receive any child support payments--even one--for (CHILD)?

  Yes..............................  1                                  
  No...............................  2 IF 341=1 GO TO 345, ELSE GO TO   
                                      355                               
  Other (Specify) ________.........  3 GO TO 355                        
                                                                        


    345. How much child support did you actually receive altogether in 
1992 for (CHILD)?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________

    346. So you received ($ from 345) dollars altogether in 1992. Is 
this correct?
    Yes  1 SKIP TO 355
    No   2

    347. What is the correct amount of child support you actually 
received in 1992?

    ENTER AMOUNT $________

    348. The next question is about health insurance.
    During 1992, 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 1992?
    Yes  GO TO 376
    No   GO TO 376
SECTION 3B--REASON FOR NO LEGAL AGREEMENT
    376. YOUNGEST CHILD ON ROSTER IS REFERENCE CHILD.
    Is there a legal agreement about child support for (CHILD) pending 
now? 

  Yes                                1GO TO 400                         
  No                                 2                                  
  DK Because Child Enforcement                                          
   Office or A.F.D.C. Office may                                        
   have filed papers                 3                                  
                                                                        


    377. 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).
        PROBE: Was that a reason you did not have a legal arrangement 
about child support? 

                                                                        
                                               YES    NO     DK     REF 
                                                                        
A. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because (IF AGE CHILD > 17) (CHILD) was too                            
 old for child support.                                                 
B. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because (CHILD) stays with (his/her)                                   
 (father/mother) part of the time.                                      
C. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because (CHILD)'S (father/mother) provides                             
 what (he/she) can.                                                     
D. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because you did not feel the need to get                               
 legal, that is go to court.                                            
E. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because you did not want (CHILD) or                                    
 yourself to have contact with (CHILD)'s                                
 (father/mother).                                                       
F. Did you not have a child support order                               
 because you did not want (Child)'s (father/                            
 mother) to pay child support.                                          
G. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because (CHILD)'s (father/mother) could not                            
 afford to pay child support.                                           
H. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because (IF R=FEMALE) you did not have a                               
 legal ruling about who the father was, that                            
 is you did not legally establish paternity.                            
I. Did you not have a child support order     1      2      3      4    
 because you could not locate (CHILD)'s                                 
 (father/mother)..                                                      
                                                                        


    378. Why did you not have a legal agreement about child support for 
(CHILD)?

    FIELD CODE OTHERS 

  Other parent in jail/prison        1GO TO 400                         
  Other parent died before 1992      2END INTERVIEW                     
  Other parent lives in another      3GO TO 400                         
   country                                                              
  Split custody                      4GO TO 400                         
  Respondent able to support the     5GO TO 400                         
   child                                                                
  Recently separated                 6GO TO 400                         
  Other (Specify)________            7GO TO 400                         
                                                                        


    379. Other than the reasons you have already told me about, was 
there any other reason you did not have a legal agreement or court 
order about child support for (CHILD)?

    Yes
    No    GO TO 400

    380. What was that?

    FIELD CODE OTHERS 

  Other parent in jail/prison        1GO TO 400                         
  Other parent died before 1992      2END INTERVIEW                     
  Other parent lives in another      3GO TO 400                         
   country                                                              
  Split custody                      4GO TO 400                         
  Respondent able to support the     5GO TO 400                         
   child                                                                
  Recently separated                 6GO TO 400                         
  Other (Specify)________            7GO TO 400                         
                                                                        

SECTION 4--HELP GETTING SUPPORT
    400. Have you ever contacted a child support enforcement or 4D 
office, a department of social services, a welfare office, or any state 
or local government agency about anything to do with child support?

    Yes  GO TO 402
    No

    401. Have you ever been contacted by one of these agencies about 
anything to do with child support?

    Yes
    No  IF 400-1 GO TO 402, ELSE GO TO 406

    402. Which of the following things did you have contact about: 

                                                                        
                                               YES    NO     DK     REF 
                                                                        
A. Were you in contact about finding the      1      2      3      4    
 other parent.                                                          
B. Were you in contact about (IF R=FEMALE)    1      2      3      4    
 getting a legal ruling about who the father                            
 is, that is establishing paternity.                                    
C. Were you in contact about getting a legal  1      2      3      4    
 agreement or court award for the other                                 
 parent to pay child support.                                           
D. Were you in contact about collecting       1      2      3      4    
 child support that the other parent owed.                              
E. Were you in contact about changing the     1      2      3      4    
 amount of child support the other parent                               
 was legally required to pay.                                           
F. Were you in contact about getting an       1      2      3      4    
 agreement for the other parent to provide                              
 health insurance.                                                      
G. Were you in contact about getting          1      2      3      4    
 A.F.D.C. or Medicaid.                                                  
                                                                        


    405. In what year did you last have contact with one of these 
agencies? 19________
    406. Next, thinking about the government programs that help 
families with children, between January 1 and December 31, 1992: 

                                                                        
                                               YES    NO     DK     REF 
                                                                        
A. Did you have Medicaid or any other state   1      2      3      4    
 provided health insurance coverage at any                              
 time?.                                                                 
B. Did you receive any food stamps?.........  1      2      3      4    
C. Did you receive any A.F.D.C. or A.D.C.     1      2      3      4    
 payments?.                                                             
                                                                        

SECTION 5--AGREEMENT ABOUT CUSTODY AND VISITATION
    501. The next questions are about the relationship between (CHILD) 
and (his/her) (father/mother).

    Does (CHILD)'s (father/mother) have visitation privileges?
    Yes
    No  GO TO 503

    502. Did you ever go to court, before a judge, or through a legal 
process to make the visitation privileges legal?

    Yes
    No

    503. 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?
    Yes
    No

    504. 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?
    Yes
    No
SECTION 6--PARENT-CHILD CONTACT
    601. Did you and (CHILD)'s (father/mother) live in the same state 
during 1992?
    PROBE IF NEEDED: As far as you know, did you live in the same state 
during most of 1992?

    Yes  GO TO 603
    No

    602. In what state did (CHILD)'s (father/mother) live during 1992?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: Where did (he/she) live during most of 1992?
    ENTER NAME OF STATE ______
    Outside of the United States

    603. Did either you or (CHILD) have any kind of contact at all with 
(CHILD)'s (father/mother) during 1992?

    Yes
    No  GO TO 700

    604. Did (CHILD) spend time with (his/her) (father/mother) on at 
least one day in 1992?
    Yes
    No  SKIP TO 611

    605. Including birthdays, holidays and vacation days, between 
January 1, 1992 and December 31, 1992, on how many days altogether did 
(CHILD) spend time with (his/her) (father/mother)?

    PROBE IF NEEDED: ON HOW MANY DAYS EACH WEEKEND WAS THAT, WOULD THAT 
BE FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY?
______

    611. (Other than the child support you told me about, between) 
January 1 and December 31, 1992 did (the children's) (father/mother) do 
any of the following for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN):

                                                                        
                                               YES     NO     DK    REF 
                                                                        
A. Give any birthday, holiday or other gifts  1      2      3      4    
 to (CHILD/the children.                                                
B. Provide clothes (IF REFERENCE CHILD OR     1      2      3      4    
 ANY CHILD W/ AGREE = 1 has AGE <4,                                     
 diapers,) or shoes for (NAME ALL COVERED                               
 CHILDREN).                                                             
C. Provide food or groceries REFERENCE CHILD  1      2      3      4    
 OR ANY CHILD W/ AGREE = 1 has AGE < 2 or                               
 formula) for (NAME ALL COVERED CHILDREN.                               
D. Pay for child care or summer camp........  1      2      3      4    
E. Pay for medical expenses, such as          1      2      3      4    
 medicine or visits to the doctor or                                    
 dentist, other than health insurance.                                  
                                                                        

SECTION 7--BACKGROUND QUESTIONS
    700. CHECK ITEM: Current martial status?

  Never Married....................  1 END INTERVIEW                    
  Currently Married................  2 GO TO 701                        
  Divorced.........................  3 GO TO 702                        
  Separated........................  4 GO TO 703                        
  Widowed..........................  5 GO TO 704                        
                                                                        


    701. Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you been 
married before or is your current marriage your first marriage?

  Married before...................  1 GO TO 705                        
  First marriage...................  2 GO TO 720                        
  Other ______.....................  3 END INTERVIEW                    
                                                                        

    702. Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you been 
married more than once?
    Yes  GO TO 705
    No   GO TO 705

    703. Last, I have a couple background questions. In what year did 
your separation take place?

    19 ______  GO TO 706

    704. Last, I have a couple of background questions. Have you ever 
been divorced?


  Yes, divorced....................  1GO TO 705                         
  No...............................  3END INTERVIEW                     
                                                                        

    705. In what year did your (most recent) (divorce) take place?

    19______

    706. What was the year of that marriage
    19______

    707. At the time you separated, were you working?

    Yes  GO TO 708
    No   GO TO 709

    708. Were you working 35 hours or more per week or less than 35 
hours per week?

  35 hours or more.................  1 GO TO 710                        
  Less than 35 hours...............  2 GO TO 710                        
                                                                        


    709. Did you work at any time during the five years before your 
last separation?

    Yes  GO TO 710
    No   GO TO 701

    710. CHECK ITEM:

    Total Number of kids in household:

  One..............................  1 GO TO 711                        
  Other............................  2 GO TO 710                        
                                                                        


    711. Is (CHILD) from (the marriage before this one)?

  Yes..............................  1 END INTERVIEW                    
  No...............................  2 END INTERVIEW                    
                                                                        


    712. Which of your children living here are from (the marriage 
before this one)?

    None  END INTERVIEW
    All    END INTERVIEW

    Annual Number of Respondents: 56,000.
    Annual Frequency: 1.
    Average Burden Hours per Response: .0241.
    Burden Hours: 1,350.

    Dated: December 22, 1993.
Larry Guerrero,
Deputy Director, Office of Information Systems Management.
[FR Doc. 93-31968 Filed 12-30-93; 8:45 am]
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