September 2014 | Ronald B. Mincy, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Policies to Require and Enable Less-Educated Noncustodial Parents to Work and Provide Financial Support for Their Children

This is a link to a discussion paper on the Brookings Institution website that outlines three policy strategies to help low income noncustodial parents find work and meet their financial obligations to pay child support.  These are: 1) Require delinquent noncustodial parents to participate in work programs; 2) Design and implement an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to incentivize noncustodial parents; 3) suspend or reverse accumulation of arrearages owed by noncustodial parents in exchange for participation in work programs.


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