Providing Financial Support for Children: Views and Experiences of Low-Income Fathers in the PACT Evaluation
Publisher: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Feb 28, 2017
- Most of the fathers with lower child support obligations were unstably employed and had difficulty supporting themselves, but most of these men were actively engaged in trying to get a job or get a better job.
- About half of the fathers who tried to get an order modified or arrears reduced were successful in doing so.
- Fathers at every level of child support obligations felt there was a disconnect between financially supporting their children and having limited access, and viewed this as inherently unjust.