University of Wisconsin–Madison

Child Support Policy Research

IRP’s decades-long collaborations with the State of Wisconsin have led to the development of consistent income standards for determining child support awards, multiple policy evaluations of child support policy and practice initiatives, and the collection of an extended and uniquely complete series of court records of child support decisions in select Wisconsin counties.

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The Use of Child Support Guidelines in Wisconsin: 1996 to 2007

  • Steven T. Cook and Patricia Brown
  • Report
  • December 2013
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Refugees and the Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement System

  • Patricia R. Brown and Steven T. Cook
  • Report
  • December 2012
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Children’s Placement Arrangements in Divorce and Paternity Cases in Wisconsin

  • Patricia Brown and Steven T. Cook
  • Report
  • November 2012
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Child Support Referrals for Out-of-Home Placements: A Review of Policy and Practice

  • Carol Chellew, Jennifer L. Noyes, and Rebekah Selekman
  • Report
  • October 2012
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Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance: Final Evaluation Report

  • Jennifer L. Noyes, Maria Cancian, and Laura Cuesta
  • Report
  • September 2012
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The Role of Child Support in the Current Economic Safety Net for Low-Income Families with Children

  • Kristen S. Slack, Lawrence M. Berger, Bomi Kim, Mi Youn Yang
  • Report
  • May 2012
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Fathers’ Investments of Time and Money across Residential Contexts

  • Marcia J. Carlson, Alicia G. VanOrman, and Kimberly J. Turner
  • Report
  • May 2012