Characteristics of Families Using Title IV-D Services in 1997. Technical Appendix


This appendix explains the process used to estimate the child support-eligible population, IV-D population, and various characteristics within this analysis. The choice of variables represents a "best guess" of the IV-D population and their receipt of TANF and other public assistance. If some of the assumptions made in the development of this analysis were changed, it would clearly have an effect the findings cited in this document.