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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Wisconsin Parents Survey: Final Field Report

  • Lisa Klein Vogel
  • Report
  • June 2021
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Satisfaction with Placement Arrangements Among Divorced Wisconsin Families with Sole Mother and Shared Placement Orders

  • Lawrence M. Berger, Quentin H. Riser, Judith Bartfeld, and Trisha Chanda
  • Report
  • June 2021
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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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Child Support in Military-Connected Wisconsin Families

  • Tova B. Walsh and Rachel Reynders
  • Report
  • 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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Shared Placement and Post-Divorce Economic Well-Being

  • Judi Bartfeld and Trisha Chanda
  • Report
  • November 2020