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The Child Support Enforcement Program: A Sound Investment in Improving Children's Chances in Life

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Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Vicki Turetsky

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Child Support Enforcement program's performance has improved dramatically in recent years. This six-page report explains why the program is a sound investment--returning $4.38 in collected support for every dollar the government spends.