Georgia’s Child Support Guidelines Commission has asked economists at the state’s colleges and universities to study what it costs to raise a child in the state. Here’s a story on it from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and another from the Gwinnett Daily Post. The Commission has until the end of this year to make its recommendations to the General Assembly. By the terms of the statute creating the Commission, the recommendations must include conversion to an “income shares” model (where the guidelines consider the income of both parents instead of just the non-custodial parent).
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