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

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Clary, Elizabeth.
Holcomb, Pamela.
Dion, Robin.
Edin, Kathryn.
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Mathematica Policy Research.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.
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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)

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