Survey Design for TANF Caseload Project: Summary Report and Recommendations. Common Measures Used, Pros and Cons


Many surveys included measures of child support. The WES, Missouri, Nebraska, Alameda, Illinois, and Iowa Child Impact surveys all asked whether child support payments were received, and the amount that was received. The NSAF asked whether the respondent made any child support payments for children living outside the household, as well as how much was paid over the past 12 months. In addition, the NSAF and Missouri surveys asked whether child support payments were part of a court order.

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