We Americans paid 18 percent more more child support and alimony in 2002 than we did in 1997, even after adjustment for inflation. Here’s a report on it from United Press International as it appeared in the World Peace Herald.
The story indicates the changes that occurred over the five year period:
84 percent of those paying child support were men. Half of the payers were younger than 40, and half were 40 or older.