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.
2017 Infographic: More Money for Families
This infographic provides a high-level overview of 2017 success in three child support areas: collections, caseload and cost-effectiveness.Download the infographic
Do Parents Who Owe the Most Child Support Debt Have Reported Income?
This blog looks at whether parents with large child support arrears have the potential ability to pay.Read the Blog
Top Data Resources
Published: May 31, 2018Announces the release of the FY 2017 Preliminary Data Report
Published: December 1, 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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