The Child Support Performance and Incentive Act at 20: Examining Trends in State Performance

01/02/2019

Despite broad agreement that the child support program has performed well since the passage of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act (CSPIA) in 1998, questions remain over whether the current measures will continue to drive better performance on outcomes that reflect the child support program’s core mission. To shed light on this issue, this brief discusses differences in state performance across incentive measures, underscoring the diversity of state experiences since CSPIA’s passage 20 years ago.

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