State Policy Choices: Child Support

Koball, Heather; Douglas-Hall, Ayana

Child support is vital to the economic well-being of low-income families. For families in poverty who receive child support, it amounts to more than one-quarter of their income. However, states have considerable discretion in how they implement their child support enforcement efforts.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 8, 2010