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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Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansions and Child Support Outcomes

  • Lindsey Bullinger, and edited by Eleanor Pratt
  • Fast Focus
  • January 2021
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Child Support in Military-Connected Wisconsin Families

  • Tova B. Walsh and Rachel Reynders
  • Report
  • January 2021
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Negotiating race and racial inequality in family court

  • Tonya L. Brito, David J. Pate Jr., and Jia-Hui Stefanie Wong
  • Focus & Focus+
  • December 2020
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Shared Placement and Post-Divorce Economic Well-Being

  • Judi Bartfeld and Trisha Chanda
  • Report
  • November 2020
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Considerations for Successful Virtual Case Management in Human Service Delivery

  • Joe Raymond, Lauren Supplee, and Gerrie Cotter
  • Webinar
  • April 2020
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Exploring Paths to Child Support Compliance

  • Daniel R. Meyer, Maria Cancian, Lawrence Berger, and Molly Costanzo
  • Report
  • May 2020
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Changes in Placement after Divorce and Implications for Child Support Policy

  • Daniel R. Meyer, Marcia J. Carlson, and Md Moshi Ul Alam
  • Report
  • December 2019