September 2018 | Natalie Demyan and Letitia Logan Passarella, University of Maryland, School of Social Work

Actual Earnings and Payment Outcomes Among Obligors with Imputed Income

Income imputation results in a financial support order, which is necessary to ensure that children receive support from both parents. But what are the payment outcomes in these situations? This report uses the sample of orders from Maryland’s 2011 to 2014 case-level guidelines review to assess outcomes of imputation on payment compliance. It compares obligors who had their incomes imputed at the full-time minimum wage rate to those who did not. 

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