University of Wisconsin–Madison

Arrears & Related Policy

Non- or partial-payment of child support owed or related fees (e.g. for health care costs associated with a child’s birth) owed can lead to child support debt, known as “arrears.” Arrears may be owed to children and their custodial parents and/or to government. States are mandated to pursue the collection of and enforce court orders related to both current child support and child support arrears owed.

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Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansions and Child Support Outcomes

  • Lindsey Bullinger, and edited by Eleanor Pratt
  • Fast Focus Policy Brief
  • January 2021
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Focus & Focus+ 36(4), December 2020
Systemic racism and the justice system

  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • December 2020
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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 on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • December 2020
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Culture change: Implementing a new approach to child support

  • Jennifer L. Noyes, Lisa Klein Vogel, and Lanikque Howard
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • July 2019
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Can a redesigned child support system do better?

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement
  • July 2019
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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED): Findings from the Benefit-Cost Analysis

  • Quinn Moore, Katherine Anne Magnuson, and April Yanyuan Wu
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED): Technical Supplement

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, Lawrence M. Berger, Angela Guarin , Leslie Hodges, Katherine Anne Magnuson, Lisa Klein Vogel, Melody Waring, Robert G. Wood, Quinn Moore, and April Yanyuan Wu
  • Report
  • March 2019
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Maria Cancian and Dan Meyer on Final Results from the CSPED Impact Evaluation

  • Maria Cancian and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Podcasts
  • March 2019