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 Payments, Income Imputation, and Default Orders

  • Maria Cancian, Steven Cook, and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Report
  • August 2019
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Barriers to Child Support Payment

  • Lawrence Berger, Maria Cancian, Angela Guarin, Leslie Hodges, and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Report
  • August 2019
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Culture change: Implementing a new approach to child support

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

  • Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, and Robert G. Wood
  • Focus & Focus+
  • July 2019
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Do low-income noncustodial fathers “trade” earlier families for newer ones?

  • Lawrence M. Berger, Maria Cancian, Angela Guarin, and Daniel R. Meyer
  • Focus & Focus+
  • July 2019
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Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Evaluation: Weighting Specifications

  • Amy Beyler, Nancy Clusen, and Emily Weaver
  • Discussion Paper
  • March 2019