Child Support Gains Some Ground

Brief

Child Support Gains Some Ground

October 6, 2003

Abstract

Thirty-six percent of poor children living with single mothers received child support in 2001, up from 31 percent in 1996. Near-poor children saw child support receipt increase from 45 percent in 1996 to 50 percent in 2001. Child support was 30 percent of a share of a poor family's income in 2001.

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