University of Wisconsin–Madison

Child Support

The child support enforcement system plays a critical role in facilitating private income transfers from noncustodial parents to their nonresident children. It also functions as a cost-recovery mechanism for government expenditures on these children. The program serves a majority of custodial families and transfers a substantial amount of support. Moreover, child support receipt has been credited with considerably reducing poverty.

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Child Support Agencies as Connectors

  • Lisa Klein Vogel and Samina Hossain
  • Report
  • August 2022
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Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Child Support

  • Jooyoung Kong, Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Quentin Riser
  • Report
  • June 2022
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The Wisconsin Approach to Developing Administrative Data Resources for Research & Evaluation

  • Hilary Shager, Steven Cook, Kristina Trastek, Marah A. Curtis, and Lawrence Berger
  • Webinar
  • May 11 2022
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COVID-19 and Low-Income Noncustodial Fathers

  • Tova Walsh, Michael Hoffmeister, Laura Zimmerman, and Sarah Meier
  • Report
  • May 2022
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How to Better Serve Families Involved in the Criminal Justice System

  • Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Pajarita Charles, and Kalvin Barrett
  • Webinar
  • September 15 2021
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Who Is Not Paying Child Support?

  • Maria Cancian, Yoona Kim, and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Report
  • September 2021
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Shared Placement in Paternity Cases: An Initial Look

  • Molly A. Costanzo and Aaron Reilly
  • Report
  • September 2021
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COVID-19 and Transitioning to a Virtual Workforce

  • Lisa Klein Vogel and Vee Yeo
  • Report
  • August 2021
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Child Support Enforcement

  • Lisa Klein Vogel, Alejandra Ros Pilarz, Laura Cuesta, and Genevieve Caffrey
  • Report
  • August 2021