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Tommie Shelby, Harvard University

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:00pm

402 Cohen Hall

Abstract:  My topic is child support enforcement as an antipoverty measure. I’ll discuss the family’s role in maintaining a just society and in caring for children and, drawing on that discussion, explain how persons come to have parental responsibilities. In light of those remarks, I’ll identify a serious weakness in current policies of child support enforcement--namely, they rest on a mistaken view about the relationship between sex and parental obligation.

Paper Title

Procreation and Parental Responsibility: Rethinking Child Support Enforcement