lectur2-page16 - $45,800 to $77,100 for the U.S overall Our...

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In this case, the child support payment came out to be approximately 50% of the total support the state deemed necessary to adequately care for this child. Therefore, we can determine that the state of N.C. estimates that the total cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age in 2005 to be approximately $170,640 without inflation taken into consideration. This estimate falls between the estimates quoted by USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion for families earning less than $45,800 and families earning
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Unformatted text preview: $45,800 to $77,100 for the U.S. overall. Our case’s “family” income falls in the upper end of the $45,800 to $77,100 range. Remember that families earning a gross income of less that $45,800 were expected to spend $148,320 per child unadjusted for inflation; and families earning a gross income of $45,800 to $77,100 were expected to spend $204,060 unadjusted for inflation. 16...
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