Child Support Enforcement: Early Results on Comparability of Privatized and Public Offices

HEHS-97-4 Published: Dec 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1996.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' efforts to fully privatize local child support enforcement offices, focusing on: (1) states' rationale for full-service privatization; (2) how the performance and cost-effectiveness of full-service privatization efforts compare with publicly managed child support enforcement; and (3) what, if any, issues could affect future full-service privatization contracts.

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