Basic Facts About Child Support

Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher: First Focus (Organization); Coalition on Human Needs (U.S.); Coalition on Human Needs (U.S.); Center for Law and Social Policy


Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Other

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.