Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services Demonstration Program (BICS)

BICS is a demonstration program exploring how to better understand individuals’ behavior and decision-making ability when it comes to child support.  Known as behavioral economics, this approach uses insights from psychology and related fields to explain why and how people act.  BICS is testing how behavioral economic strategies affect child support results by focusing on different areas, including early engagement and right-sizing orders.

Applying Behavioral Insights to Increase Collections

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Initial findings demonstrate that low-cost, low-effort behavioral interventions can improve child support outcomes

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Key Findings and Highlights From the BIAS Project

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Site summaries detail the problem of interest at each agency, behavioral intervention(s) implemented, and findings from tests of interventions

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Top BICS Resources

Last Reviewed: March 9, 2018

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