Who goes to jail for unpaid child support?
Collect and analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods
Stata, Max QDA
About 14% of parents spend time in jail for child support debt by the time their child is age 9. Having more than one family significantly increases the risk of going to jail for unpaid child support
Jailing parents for unpaid child support could be a huge financial burden on the state. Other child support collection methods are preferable