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

Publication Year: 
2017
Personal Author: 
Clary, Elizabeth., Holcomb, Pamela., Dion, Robin., Edin, Kathryn.
Corporate Author: 
Mathematica Policy Research., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
Type of Resource: 
Brief
Page Count: 
19
Abstract: 

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. (Author abstract)