Health Care Budgeting

By: DeLeire, Thomas, and Ariel Kalil.

Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, these researchers find that parents from married families allocate $80-$110 more from their budget per quarter to child-related health care than do parents from other family structures.

How do cohabiting couples with children spend their money? Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (May): 286-95.