Deadbeat - new world observer - Deadbeat Dads: New Study Examines Non-Custodial Fathers - Time
The Financial Leech: This common type of deadbeat could be your son, husband, brother, boyfriend, or father. While it is reasonable that hard working people sometimes find themselves in unfortunate financial circumstances, this man would like you to believe that he is always down and out with his financial luck. He will talk about how hard it is to find a job, but spend his entire day playing video games, watching television, or sleeping. He is perfectly happy watching his mother, girlfriend, baby Mama, or wife support him financially…forever. When his financial support system (the enabler) questions his apparent lack of desire to financially support himself, he immediately attempts to make this person feel insensitive and mean. A good man would never feel comfortable doing this to a woman.
The study, which appeared in June in the Journal of Marriage and Family , finds that many fathers who don’t pay child support in cash, nevertheless make a significant contribution in kind. Almost half of the fathers in the study who were cash-poor nevertheless tried to contribute in other ways—providing baby products, clothing, school expenses and food—worth an average of $60 a month.