An important aspect of the child support program’s mission is to integrate research into effective child support policies. Our office collaborates with grantees and many public and private partners to develop evidence-based research initiatives to produce the best outcomes for children and families.
We also collect and analyze data from state and tribal child support agencies. We use the data to develop the Annual Report to Congress, highlighting program achievements and statistics about caseload, collections and expenses.
Variations in IV-D Collections per Case
This blog examines IV-D collections per case and variations between former, current, and never assistance case types.Read the Blog
2011-2017 Child Support Expenditures
This blog examines trends in total child support expenditures over the past seven years.Read the Blog
Top Data Resources
Published: November 19, 2018Describes families served by the child support program using 2016 Census survey results
Published: May 31, 2018Announces the release of the FY 2017 Preliminary Data Report
Published: December 14, 2017The blog provides in-depth analysis of child support data to inform child support professionals and other stakeholders about national child support trends
Published: January 13, 2017Series featuring data collected by state, tribal and federal agencies to inform policy and practice and strengthen program outcomes
Published: November 3, 2016Collection of OCSE forms and instructions for state and tribal child support agencies to report (OCSE-34, OCSE-157, etc.)
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