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`Deadbeat dads:` irresonsible parents or political scapegoats?

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in ethics, social sciences

Running head : Deadbeat Dads

Analysis of the Deadbeat Dad Policies and the Situation in New Jersey

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Analysis of the Deadbeat Dad Policies and the Situation in New Jersey

Children are the purest gifts of nature . Their minds are like blank s . They are not just small people . They are developmentally different from adults and therefore deserve specialized treatment Children need to be supplied with the tools for learning and proper development . They deserve the right to be provided with adequate support for upbringing and nourishment . But all parents do not [banner_entry_middle]

realize that . In our society , there are children who are born our of wedlock . More than half of the marriages as well , end up in divorce . Consequently , a large number of children are forced to either live with single parent or with adopted parent or even without parental care at all . The government thus had to regulate the issue thereby forcing the legal parents to support their children . However that is not happening much of the time in today ‘s world

Nearly 15 million fathers in the United States do not live with their children . After a divorce , the children usually stay with mothers Fathers are socially cut off from the family but they are still bound to bear the expenses incurred on the children . It is however estimated that two third of these fathers do not pay the formal child support . Society is rightly concerned about the widespread failure of absent fathers to contribute to their children ‘s support . And a variety of recent policy initiatives are strengthening the enforcement tools necessary to ensure that deadbeat dads ‘ are identified and required to fulfil their child support responsibilities (Corsi 107

This essay will analyze the concept of deadbeat dads , and will evaluate the situation related to this aspect in New Jersey . The will first describe the welfare reforms and child support , followed by explanation of the term `deadbeat dads ‘ The will also explore the policy and law on this aspect , how to find the deadbeat dads , and few alternatives before scrutinizing the situation in New Jersey

Welfare Reforms and Child Support

From the ethical as well as legal perspectives , every child is entitled to support from his parents . All parents , whether natural or adoptive have a financial obligation to support their child . This mandatory legal binding continues even if the parents have divorced . The requirement is same in the cases of unmarried parents . There can however be circumstances where parents are committed to each other and to their child but they are faced with various problems for creating and maintaining a stable family structure due to low education and job skills , lack of jobs , and poor relationship skills (Elaine 86-89 . In such case the government is responsible to provide all necessary assistance and encourage family values and social responsibilities . On the other hand , there may be scenarios where parents are divorced or unwilling to take care of their child . While considering the custody of a child , the… [banner_entry_footer]

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