NCSEA NEWS


President's Message: January/February 2014


Last month, January 2014, marked the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s declaration of “War on Poverty.”  As scholars, advocates, politicians, and others took to the airwaves and media to debate the impact of our social safety net policy and investment in various programs to assist the poor over the last half century, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) released a “Fact Sheet” entitled, Custodial Parents Living in Poverty. This OCSE publication offers the child support community the most up-to-date analysis regarding the value of child support income to custodial parent households, particularly those below the poverty line. The key takeaway for me was ...