Staying in Jobs and Out of the Underground: Child Support Policies that Encourage Legitimate Work
Publication Date: March 2007
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Vicki Turetsky
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This policy brief explains why policymakers and practitioners should manage the child support obligations of incarcerated and re-entering men to help them maintain regular employment, limit participation in the underground economy, reduce recidivism, and provide steady support to their children over time. A companion brief will outline specific child support strategies to help these parents reconnect to work and family.