Stephanie Andrade “The Stimulus Bill Punishes Parents Behind on Child Support. Now Is Not the Time.”
Stephanie Andrade’s latest op-ed, in collaboration with two other scholars and based in large part, on her dissertation research on the dynamics and consequences of state-mandated child support enforcement in lives of low-income fathers living in New Haven.
“The coronavirus pandemic is a public health and economic crisis unlike any we have experienced in modern U.S. history. While millions of Americans will feel the economic impact of COVID-19, undoubtedly, low-income and marginalized communities of color will be hit hardest. The biggest impact will be felt by those living paycheck to paycheck or struggling to find steady employment due to varied barriers, such as a criminal record, disability, or mental health history. “