September 2014 | Elaine Sorensen and Chava Zibman, Urban Institute

Child Support Offers Some Protection Against Poverty

The authors find that child support payments reduce the number of poor children by a half million. Unfortunately, about 70 percent of poor children eligible for child support were not getting it in 1996. Among the other findings: Children with a child support order are nearly twice as likely to receive financial support from their nonresident parent as children without an order.

Child Support Offers Some Protection Against Poverty.pdf

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