Child Support

Archive Report

Drive to Collect From Absentee Fathers

Response to Complaints of Rising Relief Rolls

In a nation where more and more children are growing up in broken homes or are being raised in homes where they have never known more than one parent, the question of who shall support the children and how well should they be supported becomes of overwhelming public interest. Much of the spotlight falls on absentee fathers who evade the fundamental responsibility of parenthood. Pressure is now being brought to bear on these fathers from two sources. One is from a toughening of government policy on welfare cases in which the children's fathers have deserted their families. The other is from the demands of women's groups for stricter child-support orders and enforcement in ...

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