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Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment and Better Child Support Outcomes for Low-Income and Incarcerated Parents

  • Organization: New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Author: Ann Cammett
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2005
  • Submitted: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF
This paper outlines the policies and practices that have informed child support enforcement nationally and statewide, and defines the impact of those policies on low-income parents - and in particular the employment obstacles experienced by incarcerated obligors. Finally, we offer an Appendix to describe the process of making support orders in New Jersey, and recommendations to address the more counterproductive aspects of child support enforcement.

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