Assessing Child Support Arrears in Nine Large States and the Nation


Authors: Elaine Sorensen, Liliana Sousa, Simon Schaner The Urban Institute

Prepared for: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

and Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contract #: 233-02-0092

Executive Summary (in PDF format, 12 pages)


The authors wish to thank Jennifer Burnszynski and Dennis Putze, the Project Officers for this project, for their invaluable oversight. We also wish to thank the nine study states and their staff who provided the data that we use throughout this report. Views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinions of the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders.


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