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Providing Financial Support for Children: Views and Experiences of Low-Income Fathers in the PACT Evaluation

Published: March 8, 2017
Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation, 2011-2020 | Learn more about this project

This brief explores in-depth interviews with low-income fathers enrolled in responsible fatherhood programs about their experiences with the child support system. The brief explores three main themes:

  1. The challenge that economic instability poses to fathers in meeting their child support obligations;
  2. Fathers’ experiences requesting modifications to make child support obligations align better with their income; and
  3. Fathers’ views of the disconnection between paying child support and having access to their children.
Last Reviewed: December 18, 2018