Analyze This Data Blog

The Analyze This data blog provides in-depth analysis of child support data to inform child support professionals and other stakeholders about national child support trends.

Analyze This Data Blog

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Do Parents Who Owe the Most Child Support Debt Have Reported Income?

July 31, 2018

Looks at whether parents with large child support arrears have the potential ability to pay

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Why Has the Percent of Zero Orders Increased Among Current Assistance Cases?

June 13, 2018

Explores the trend in the increase in child support orders that do not have a dollar support amount

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Trends in Child Support Debt Amounts

March 15, 2018

Highlights trends in child support arrears as a follow up to "Who Owes the Child Support Debt?"

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The Child Support Program Provides More Support to Families in 2016

December 1, 2017

Takes a closer look at the 2016 infographic, which highlights the successes of the child support program in the areas of collections, caseload, and cost-effectiveness

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Who Owes the Child Support Debt?

September 15, 2017

Provides an analysis of the number of debtors who owe child support and the amount of arrears owed

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Child Support Funding: 2008-2016

May 2, 2017

Discusses funding for child support programs, including Federal Financial Participation and performance-based incentives paid to states

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Child Support Caseload Trends: 1999-2016

March 10, 2017

Explores why the child support caseload has declined since FY 2010 and provides national and state child support trend reports

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2016 Preliminary Child Support Data

January 26, 2017

Provides a preview of the 2016 national child support data and highlights trends in child support cases, collections, and expenditures

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Census Decline vs. IV-D Increase in Child Support Orders

June 17, 2016

Explains how trends in child support orders differ between Census and OCSE administrative data, as the two sources cover different populations

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