Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System

Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System

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On August 22, 1996, President William Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. Media and goververnment sources portrayed this act as the most important welfare reform since the passage of Social Security in the New Deal 61 years earlier. The hype around welfare reform overshadowed a significant section of the act entitled, a€œTitle IIIa€”Child Support.a€ This section of the act made major changes in the child support program that is charged with the task of establishing, enforcing and modifying child support orders for children with non-residential parents. This book tells the story of the development and passage of the 1996 child support reforms.Weinberger defined the problem as parents who desert their children and are able to contribute support but do not. ... According to Californiaa#39;s five hearing particia€” pants, many of the components of S. 2081 were developed in California: 1) California AFDC recipients had to assign child support to the state; and the state collected the debt. ... was amended to permit the courts to order absent parents to enter into wage assignment and to pay the county reasonable fees and court costs, .

Title:Analyzing the Development of the American Child Support System
Author:Ruth Gillie Krueger
Publisher:iUniverse - 2001-05-01


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