This report is a summary of a conference held to discuss the results of Research Paper #13, Matrimonial Support Failures: Reasons, Profiles and Perceptions of Individuals Involved. The report includes four speeches given at that conference, viz.:

  • “Paying of Maintenance in Sweden,” by Anders Agell;
  • “Matrimonial Support Failures: Reasons, Profiles, and Perceptions of Individuals Involved, a Commentary,” by Judith Cassetty;
  • “Maintenance in Britain,” by Colin Gibson; and
  • “The Economics of Divorce: Social and Economic Consequences of Property, Alimony and Child Support Awards,” by Lenore J. Weitzman.

The report also includes a summary of the group discussions at the conference, and of the policy issues discussed.