Analyze This Data Blog

The Analyze This data blog provides in-depth analysis of child support data to inform child support professionals and other stakeholders about national child support trends.

Most Arrears Were Submitted to OCSE More Than Five Years Ago

September 2, 2021
Breaks down arrears by type and the year the case was submitted to OCSE

Certified Child Support Arrears Shows Sharp Decline

May 11, 2021
The arrears amount represents child support that remains unpaid

TANF Arrears Continue to Decline

October 18, 2019
This blog examines how TANF arrears have changed over time

2017 IV-D Collections per Case: How Do They Vary by Case Type?

February 12, 2019
Examines IV-D collections per case and variations between former, current, and never assistance case types

Exploring Trends in Child Support Expenditures

January 22, 2019
Explores trends in total child support expenditures over a 7-year period

2016 Characteristics of Families Served by the IV-D Program

December 4, 2018
Describes custodial families served by the IV-D program using 2016 Census Survey results

Do Parents Who Owe the Most Child Support Debt Have Reported Income?

July 31, 2018
Looks at whether parents with large child support arrears have the potential ability to pay

Why Has the Percent of Zero Orders Increased Among Current Assistance Cases?

June 13, 2018
Explores the increase in child support orders that do not have a dollar amount

Trends in Child Support Debt Amounts

March 15, 2018
Highlights trends in child support arrears as a follow up to "Who Owes the Child Support Debt?"

The Child Support Program Provides More Support to Families in 2016

December 1, 2017
Takes a closer look at the 2016 infographic, which highlights the successes of the child support program in the areas of collections, caseload, and cost-effectiveness