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Mississippi:

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Child labor (C 239)...

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Compulsory school attendance. (See School laws-investigation.)
Contributory delinquency, dependency, or neglect. (See Juvenile de-

linquents.)
Dependent children (C 227).....

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(See also Juvenile delinquents.)
Infant blindness (C 115)...

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Investigations. (See School laws--investigation.)
Juvenile delinquents (C 111)..

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School laws-investigation (C 603)..

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New Jersey:
Blind (C 22, 17, and 134).

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Child labor (C 242, 40, and 54)..

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Commission for ameliorating the condition of the blind (C 22 and 17).... 34
Dependent children. (See Mothers' pensions.)
Desertion of minor child (C 45).....
Investigations. (See Mental defectives—investigation, and Military

training-investigation.)
Juvenile courts (C 212).

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Juvenile delinquents. (See Juvenile courts.)
Mental defectives (C 61 and 95)....

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Mental defectives-investigation (Joint Res No 1)

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Military training-investigation (C 211).

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Mothers' pensions (C 201).

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Part-time schools (C 242).

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Playgrounds (C 59 and 227).

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Social centers (C 227).

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State board of children’s guardians. (See Mothers' pensions.)
Visiting nurse (C 202)....

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Ncw York:
Adoption (C 453).

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Annulment of marriage (C 605).

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Birth registration (C 53).

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Child labor (C 425)....

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Child labor, compcnsation for injured minor (C 622).
Child labor, theaters and motion pictures (C 278)..

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Department of child welfare. Westchester County (C 242).

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Dependent children (C 379)..

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(See also Department of child welfare, Westchester County, and

Mother pensions.)
Illegitimacy. See Adopticn.)
Juveni', court, Syracuse (C 487).

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Juvenile delinquents (C 391).

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(See also Juvenile court, Syracuse.)
Mental defectives (C 71 and 32).

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Military training (C5C3).

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Mothers' pensions (O 50 -).

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Physical training (C 567).

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(See also Military training.)
Playgrounds (C 42).

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Seduction (C 196).

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Town physician (C 413).

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Workmen's compensa.... (see Child labor, com ensation for injured

minor.)

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Philippine Islands:

Infant welfare (No 2633)..
Porto Rico:

Betting (No 42).
Child labor, compensation for injured minor (No 19).
Dependent children. (See Juvenile courts.)
Juvenile courts (No 10)..
Juvenile delinquents. (See Juvenile courts.)
Mental defectives. (See Juvenile courts.)
Unlawful sales to minor (No 21)....
Workmen's compensation. (See Child labor, compensation for injured

minor.)
Rhode Island:

Child labor (C 1358 and 1378)..
Mental defectives, name of school (C 1381).
Social centers (C 1414)...

Visiting nurse (C 1405).
South Carolina:
Child labor (No 361 and 547).......

(See also Hours of labor, interurban railways.)
Hours of labor, interurban railways (No 544).
Juvenile delinquents (No 509)..
Physical examination of young children (No 399).

Venereal disease (No 531)...
United States:

Boy Scouts (39 Stat L C 148 p 227 Act of June 15, 1916)..
Child labor (39 Stat L C 432 p 675 Act of Sept 1, 1916)

(See also Hours of labor, interstate railroads.)
Child labor, compensation for injured minor (39 Stat L C 458 p 472 Act

of Sept 7, 1916)
Hours of labor, interstate railroads (39 Stat L C 436 p 721 Act of Sept 3,

5, 1916, and 39 Stat L C 109 p 61 Act of May 4, 1916)...
Workmen's compensation. (See Child labor, compensation for injured

minor.)
Virginia:

Age of consent (C 478).
Child labor. (See Prohibition law, special provisions affecting minors.)
Child labor, employment agencies (C 168)..
Dependent children (C 436)..
Disorderly house, sending minor to. (See Child labor, employment agen-

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cies.)
Juvenile delinquents (C 35)..
Mental defectives (C 104, 388, 312, 106, 207, and 255).

(See also State board of charities and corrections.)
Parental right of custody (C 417)...
Policewomen (C 281)......
Prohibition law, special provisions affecting minors (C 146).
State board of charities and corrections (C 104).....

(See also Dependent children.)

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APPENDIX.

OUTLINE FOR INDEX OF EXISTING LEGISLATION AFFECTING

CHILD WELFARE.

This index outline does not contain a model list of topics which should be covered by legislation, but is merely a list of topics which have been found to be at present covered by the laws of a number of States. It is not based upon any logical or ideal analysis of childwelfare laws, but upon the topics as they are actually found in existing legislation. In certain cases, as, for example, in the case of laws relating to dependent and to delinquent children, two distinct though related subjects are frequently connected in the laws as they now stand upon the statute books, and this connection has been preserved in the index outline wherever necessary to avoid a large amount of duplication in the references.

The Children's Bureau is preparing a reference index by States of existing legislation on the subjects covered by the outline, specifying for each State those topics given in the index outline upon which that State has legislation, together with references to the sections and acts where such legislation is found. In indexing these laws charter provisions and local and special laws are omitted and court decisions are not at present included.

(A) PARENT AND CHILD:

1. DUTIES AND LIABILITIES OF PARENTS

Abandonment-Neglect-Nonsupport.
Abuse and cruelty.
Acts committed by child, parental liability for ; liability for torts

of child, etc.
Care and support, duty to provide-

Duty of father to provide; when duty of mother.
(In cases of divorce or separation, see “A-3, Divorce.")

(For illegitimate children, see "A-5.")
Maintenance, allowance for, out of child's estate.
Protection (of child from injury; justifiable homicide, etc.).
Miscellaneous.

2. RIGHTS OF PARENT AND CHILD

Actions (for injury to person of child, etc.).
Custody and control of child's person and property. (See also

“A-3, Divorce.”)
Legal settlement of children. (See also “H-6, Poor relief.")
Parental rights, termination of—Emancipation, etc.
Services and earnings.
Support of parent by child. (See also “H-6, Poor relief.")

Miscellaneous.
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(A) PARENT AND CHILD-Continued.

3. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

Divorce

Grounds for, etc.
Custody and support of children.

Effect on legitimacy of children, etc.
Marriage

Age of consent to marriage, consent of parents, guardians, etc.
Marriage of feeble-minded, epileptic, insane, etc.
Void and voidable marriages, what constitutes ; effect of on

legitimacy of children. (For annulment of marriage, sec

“A-3, Divorce.") Miscellaneous: Licenses, etc.

4. ADOPTION

Who may adopt; who may be adopted.
Consent of parent, guardian, etc.
Court jurisdiction, procedure, records, etc.
Effect of adoption-

Change of name of child.
Liabilities of adopting person.

Inheritance and property rights of adopted child and others.
Abrogation of adoption.
Advertising, etc., for adoption; penalty.
State control over adoption.
(For adoption through and from institutions, see H-4"; from

boarding homes for infants, see “D_3"; and see also H-3,”

“H-5," and "G.")
5. ILLEGITIMACY-

Illegitimate children, who are. (See also "A-3.")
Responsibility of father; of mother.
Illegitimacy proceedings-

Disclosure of father.
Complaint, warrant, arrest.

Bond for support, etc.
Methods of legitimation-

Acknowledgment by father.

Subsequent intermarriage of parents, etc.
Inheritance and property rights and disabilities of parent and

child.

6. MISCELLANEOUS. (B) GUARDIAN AND WARD:

Appointment and kind of guardian

“ Joint guardianship."
Testamentary guardianship, right of father, and of mother

to appoint.

Miscellaneous.
Duties, powers, and responsibilities of guardian.
Rights and liabilities of the ward,
Termination of guardianship, etc.
State guardianship; guardianship of institutions and agencies,
etc. (For this subject, see “G,” “H-3," "H-4," and "I-1.")

(C) OFFENSES AGAINST THE CHILD:

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1. SPECIFIC OFFENSES-

Abandonment and neglect. (For same by parents, see "A-1.")
Abduction-Kidnapping-Child stealing.
Abortion and prevention of conception.
Abuse and cruelty. (For same by parents, see "A-1.")
Admittance to dance halls, saloons, etc.
Age of consent. (For this subject, sec “Sexual crimes here-

under.)
Contributing to dependency and delinquency of child. (See also

“H-1, Adult responsibility for delinquency and dependency,"

and “H-3.")
Corrupting and depraving morals.
Cruelty, societies for prevention of. (See “Abuse and cruelty,"

hereunder, and also “ C-2.”)
Disposing of child for unlawful purposes.
Endangering life, health, or limb.
Gaming.
Indecencies with children.
Infanticide.
Medicines and poisons, distribution of.
Obscenity: Literature, plays, pictures, etc.
Prostitution, procuring girls for, etc.
Receiving goods from minor unlawfully.
Sales, gifts, etc., unlawful : Cigarettes, weapons, liquor, etc.
Sexual crimes; Age of consent, etc.
Substitution of children.
Trials, indecent, etc., exclusion of child; of public when child

testifies.
Miscellaneous-

Pregnant woman, suspension of execution.
Misdemeanor, penalty for, etc.
Blindness of infants, failure to report. (For this subject, see

D-2.”)
Concealment of birth. (See also A-5,” and “D-5, Births,

concealment of.”)
Unlawful employment of child. (For this subject,

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“F-1.")

2. ENFORCEMENT AND ENFORCING AGENCIES.

(D) HEALTH AND SANITATION:

1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND ENFORCING AGENCIES.

(Boards of health-Health officers-Miscellaneous.)
2. BLINDNESS OF INFANTS, PREVENTION OF-OPHTHALMIA

NEONATORUM.
3. HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN (for defectives, see “1-1”)-

Boarding homes for infants.
Children's hospitals.
County and municipal hospitals, provisions for children in.

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