September 2014 | Institute for Research on Poverty; University of Wisconsin - Madison

Factors Associated with Nonpayment of Child Support

Despite the employment of an automated enforcement system, recent statistics show that only half of non-custodial parents pay the full amount of what they owe. Understanding the reasons for noncompliance is critical in improving the child support enforcement system and providing suitable financial support to custodial-parent families. This is a link to an IRP report that explores potential reasons why some orders are not fully paid despite the routinization of the enforcement system.


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