Who goes to jail for unpaid child support?

My Role

Collect and analyze data using qualitative and quantitative methods


Stata, Max QDA

Key Findings

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