Non-collection of child support disproportionately affects poor women. To address this problem non-custodial incarcerated parents are a potential source of child support payments. It is calculated that 37, 820 custodial parents are owed approximately $122 million in child support by people in prison. A policy and legal analysis elucidates this issue.
Pollack, D., Cavanugh, K.R. (2000). Go to Jail, Pay $200: Child Support Obligations of Incarcerated Parents. Journal of Family Social Work 4(2): 75-91.
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