What We Want to Give Our Kids

Date: April 15, 2014
Author(s): Anne Price (Insight Center for Community Economic Development), Jacquelyn Boggess and Nino Rodriguez

How Child Support Debt Can Diminish Wealth-Building Opportunities for Struggling Black Fathers and Their Families

This paper shows how child support enforcement policies and practices can plunge some of society’s most economically vulnerable fathers and their families deeper into poverty. The report highlights the experiences of 35 low-income African American fathers struggling with the child support system in six cities across five states. It explores how child support can act as a debt anchor that limits future life chances for children of the poorest black fathers, perpetuating poverty across generations. Read this complete publication here »