Collecting for The Kids Term Paper by Emily

Collecting for The Kids
This paper examines the issues of child support collection by the government and the alternative of privatization.
# 4991 | 2,820 words | 5 sources | APA | 2001 | US

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This paper debates the collection efficiency of child support by the government or private industry. It illustrates in detail the government's collection backlog and its inability to handle the immediate needs of families. The paper explores the possibility of overhauling the government system and setting up cooperation between the government and yet to be established private agencies.

Table of Contents
I. Introduction
II. Pulling Strings, Pulling Hairs
III. Combining the Best of Both Worlds
IV. Conclusion
V. References

From the Paper:

"The holiday season is upon us. Many consumers are currently participating in a frenzied shopping attempt to find just the right gifts for just the right purpose. It is a time of joy, a time of giving and a time of watching children's faces light up as they open their gifts. This is the way it is in most American households but for millions of children across the nation it won't even come close. Children who live in single parent households and do not receive their child support on time or in many cases at all, will be facing a bleak holiday. And while the absence of holidays will be hard enough for these children, the struggle to pay for life itself faces their parents each and every day. Child support is not a luxury. It is the absent parent's contribution to the living needs of their children. It is rent, it is food, it is haircuts and sports, it is water, it is the phone bill and it is the braces on their teeth. Millions of non-custodial parents are currently behind in their child support payments. The government seems overwhelmed with the task of collecting the funds and private companies have begun to spring up throughout America. Is it a good idea for the government to release its hold on the child support collection issue and allow private industry to step in? Or should the government concentrate on fixing its problems and maintaining control? The best answer may be to utilize the best of both worlds and combine the two. "

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