Basic Facts About Child Support
Publication Date: June 2007
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
More than 17 million children and their families received $24 billion in child support in 2006 through the help of the Child Support Enforcement Program. This federal-state partnership has been increasingly effective at collecting child support, now collecting $4.58 for every dollar spent. But the success of this program is in jeopardy.