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The County Line: An Analysis of Race and Place in the Child Support Enforcement System
February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty:
Speaker: Maretta McDonald, IRP National Poverty Fellow, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Extralegal factors like race and place both matter when trying to understand nonresident parents’ experiences with the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) system. This presentation will explore and expand upon the following research question: How do courts’ assignment of child support orders within a county vary depending on the rural-to-urban and racial composition spectrums of a community? Analysis will draw on 2015–2019 county-level Child Support Enforcement data from Louisiana to assess CSE-supervised court orders per county.