An Evaluation of the Kansas Child Support Savings Initiative

This report from MDRC provides an evaluation of the state of Kansas' Child Support Savings Initiative (CSSI) which was created to help parents pay off child support debt while contributing to their children's future higher education costs. It encourages parents to make direct deposits into 529 accounts, and in return, they receive matching reductions in their child support debt from the state. The search showed a common finding: that it is difficult to engage low- and middle-income families in saving money, as they already face other financial burdens. This is explored in depth in the report.
Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
December, 2017
Date: 
December 2017
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Kansas
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents
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