This report describes the benefit-cost analysis of CSPED, an eight-state demonstration of child support-led employment programs for noncustodial parents behind in their child support sponsored by OCSE, which operated from 2012 to 2017. It shows that CSPED’s benefits outweighed its costs within 10 years. Most of these benefits went to custodial parents and their children.
This report is not an OCSE publication. The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison produced this report under contract to the State of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, with funds from the CSPED evaluation grant awarded by OCSE to the state. This brief is in the public domain. Permission to reproduce is not necessary.
The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of OCSE, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.