Income Support Policy and the U.S. Child Support System
July 25, 2001
Jane Koppelman, Consultant
This paper examines the economic profile of custodial and noncustodial parents and the status of the federal/state child support enforcement system. It discusses the reasons for the historically low rate of child support collection; the prospects for new computerized systems to improve the rates of both paternities established and payments collected; ways the system can sustain funding; and the extent to which child support payments can improve the well-being of low-income families.
See also the entry for the related Forum Session.