The NonCustodial Parent: Employment, Earnings, Child Support and Parenting

This report examines the characteristics and behavior of noncustodial parents
(NCP) who are behind on their payments and with a child on welfare. The analysis
focuses on unemployed or under-employed NCPs and is based on a close-ended
telephone survey of 874 NCP respondents and 424 CP respondents from Los Angeles
County, the county with the largest NCP caseload in the state. The study also uses
administrative data from the Los Angeles County’s Family Support Bureau (now the Los
Angeles County Department of Child Support Services) and Department of Public Social
Services, and California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) and
Department of Social Services.

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