11/05/2012 03:43 pm ET

Deadbeat Parents Cost Taxpayers $53 Billion

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Over $100 billion is owed in unpaid child support -- nearly half of that to taxpayers supporting children on public assistance.

According to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, $108 billion in total back payments was owed to parents with custody of children in 2009.

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