University of Wisconsin–Madison

Family Structure

Family structure refers to the composition of children and parental figures in a family. Family complexity is used to describe families that are not composed only of two biological parents and their joint children and in which neither parent has experienced multiple-partner fertility.

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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED): Technical Supplement

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, Lawrence M. Berger, Angela Guarin , Leslie Hodges, Katherine Anne Magnuson, Lisa Klein Vogel, Melody Waring, Robert G. Wood, Quinn Moore, and April Yanyuan Wu
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Child poverty in rural America

  • David Rothwell and Brian C. Thiede
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2018
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Single-Parent-Family policy

  • Maria Cancian and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • Special Issue 2017
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What Does it Cost to Raise a Child?

  • Harry Brighouse
  • Podcast
  • April 2017
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TANF turns 20

  • Fast Focus
  • March 2017
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Which Families Are Poor and Why?

  • Poverty Fact Sheet
  • September 2016