Financial Support & Ability to Pay

Publications on parents’ ability to contribute financially to their children’s well-being. This includes materials regarding earnings, factors associated to support payment or nonpayment, parent work programs, impacts of large arrearages, and other related topics.

State Policies and Employment Outcomes among Fathers with Criminal Records
Published October 2019

Illicit Substance Use and Child Support: An Exploratory Study
Published June 2019

Final Implementation Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Evaluation
Published January 2019

Actual Earnings and Payment Outcomes among Obligors with Imputed Income
Published August 2018

Providing Financial Support for Children: Views and Experiences of Low-Income Fathers in the PACT Evaluation
Published December 2017

Indebted Relationships: Child Support Arrears and Nonresident Fathers’ Involvement with Children
Published September 2016

Child Support Unpacked: Examining the Factors Associated with Order Establishment and Compliance in the Texas Child Support System
Published August 2015

How Do Child Support Order Amounts Affect Payments and Compliance?
Published October 2011