[The typical pattern in Europe in contrast to the U.S. is that separate agencies: a) provide support for abandoned mothers and their children, b) collect payments owed by fathers.  Certainly this is true at least in France.  Our system is a disaster per the below report.  Ed Kent]

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Mothers Skimp as States Take Child Support
By ERIK ECKHOLM
Many states use fathers’ payments to recoup welfare costs
and pass on none of the money to the children.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/us/01child.html?th&emc=th

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