August 2022 | JooyoungKong, Maria Cancian, Daniel R. Meyer, Quentin Riser

Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Child Support

This paper studies the long-term effects of the receipt of child support, specifically the impacts on recipients earning capacity, employability, receipt of benefits, and participation in the child support program as adults. The study supports the proposition that the receipt of child support helps adults overcome economic disadvantage by increasing earnings and employability. The study results support policies such as right sized orders, which promote regular payment of support and underscore the importance of payments.

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