Research Report Child Support Offers Some Protection Against Poverty
Elaine Sorensen, Chava Zibman
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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
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Poverty Child support Father involvement