Does Child Support Enforcement Create a Legacy of Debt among Black Fathers and Their Families?
Child support enforcement policies create a unique and devastating type of debt, undermining the financial security of low-income fathers and their children and families. Particularly for low-income black fathers, these enforcement policies can both limit the ability to secure a sustainable livelihood and prevent them from accumulating assets and, in turn, close the door to future opportunities for their children. This is particularly significant because wealth, not income, is the best indicator of financial stability. This webinar—hosted by the Center for Family Policy and Practice, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, and PolicyLink—offers a thought-provoking discussion on how child support debt creates barriers that prevent many black fathers, their children, and families from accumulating assets and becoming financially secure.