A new study conducted by MBUA's School of Finance has confirmed that condoms are in fact cheaper than child support. The study comes after collecting years of data and court documents obtained by the researchers.
"It was quite clear from the beginning what the results were going to be" Marion Harris, lead researcher on the project said in statements to the media.
"In the United States, states regulate the payment of child support through civil statutes, but use different formulas for calculating child support. Most states, including California, Michigan, New York, and Ohio, use what is called the income shares model. Only a few states, including Texas and Alaska, use the percentage of income model. The District of Columbia and Massachusetts use a combination of the income shares and percentage of income models. Only three states, Hawaii, Delaware, and Montana, use the Melson formula. In income shares states, the court bases the child support payment on the income of both parents and the number of children. In percentage of income states, the court bases the child support payment on a specific percentage of the non-custodial parent’s gross or net income and the number of children the parent supports. The percentage of income can be flat or varying."
"In almost all cases no matter what the non-custodial parents income was, the amount of child support was always greater than the cost of a condom, which in many places are given away for free" Dr. Laoina Fisher remarked.
The study found that men especially saved upwards of 10 to 20 thousand dollars a year if they had invested in a condom.
"That's really a low ball figure." Daniel Brown, another chief researcher on the study, added. "If you take in to account means, clothes, trips, food, tutition, doctor visits, time off, and other factors, the cost of a condom is and will always be lower.