Project to determine the legal and social benefits, rights and remedies accruing to illegitimate children upon the establishment of paternity.

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76
Year Published
1978
Author (Organization)
University of Southern California. Center for Health Services Research.
Resource Type
Report
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This project was undertaken to assess the process by which the mother as custodial parent of a child born out of wedlock becomes aware of the rights which accrue to her child as a result of the adjudication of paternity. The study was implemented in four major steps: 1. a review of statutory and case law pertaining to illegitimacy in the fifty States, 2. a survey of IV-D and AFDC personnel in three target States (Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Washington), 3. a survey of judges who hear paternity cases in the three target States, 4. personal interviews with mothers of children who have had paternity established in three target States. The results of the survey of State statutes are contained in Chapter 3, results of the agency and judicial surveys in Chapters 4 and 5 and the results of the personal interviews in Chapter 6. (Author abstract). Document Scanned.

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