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© Stortingsarkivet, Castbergs bill 1904. Catsbergs proposal for Child Law in 1904. Johan Castbergs proposed Children's Act, presented for Parliament in December 1904. Last page. Parliamentary Archives.

The Castbergian Child Laws of 1915

Registration year: 2017
Submission year: 
2016
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2016-03

The Castbergian Child Laws regarding the welfare of children were named after the politician Johan Castberg, who was the primary driving force behind the groundbreaking reform. Norway was among the first countries to pass new laws on the status of extra-marital children. This provided an example for other Nordic and Europeans countries. According to the new laws, both parents were obliged to provide for the child born outside marriage. If the father was unwilling or unable to pay, the mother was entitled to some financial support. It was also seen as crucial to reduce child mortality and prevent hidden pregnancies which happened more frequently outside marriage.

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Castbergske children Laws 1915. Support of Castbergian Child Law. Parliament received many name lists in support of children laws. Parliamentary Archives. © Stortingsarkivet
Castbergske children Laws 1915. Support of Castbergian Child Law. Parliament received many name lists in support of children laws. Parliamentary Archives.
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Parliament received the name lists in support of child laws, here from the Labour Party Kvindeforum. Parliamentary Archives. © Stortingsarkivet
Parliament received the name lists in support of child laws, here from the Labour Party Kvindeforum. Parliamentary Archives.
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Castbergske children Laws 1915. Sanctions Act. Sanctioning of the Castbergian Child Law 1915.On April 10, 1915, children laws sanctioned. Letter from the Royal Ministry of Sociale Affairs , Trade, Industry and Fisheries to Odelstinget 17 April 1915. Stort
Castbergske children Laws 1915. Sanctions Act. Sanctioning of the Castbergian Child Law 1915.On April 10, 1915, children laws sanctioned. Letter from the Royal Ministry of Sociale Affairs , Trade, Industry and Fisheries to Odelstinget 17 April 1915.
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© Stortingsarkivet, Castbergs bill 1904. Catsbergs proposal for Child Law in 1904. Johan Castbergs proposed Children's Act, presented for Parliament in December 1904. Last page. Parliamentary Archives.
Castbergs bill 1904. Catsbergs proposal for Child Law in 1904. Johan Castbergs proposed Children's Act, presented for Parliament in December 1904. Last page. Parliamentary Archives.
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Castbergske children laws. Bill 1904. Castbergs proposal for Child Law in 1904 .Johan Castbergs proposed child legislation tabled in Odelstinget in December 1904. Covers . Parliamentary Archives. © Stortingsarkivet
Castbergske children laws. Bill 1904. Castbergs proposal for Child Law in 1904 .Johan Castbergs proposed child legislation tabled in Odelstinget in December 1904. Covers . Parliamentary Archives.
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Johan Castberg.Castberg , Johan Born: 1862. Parti © Stortingsarkivet
Johan Castberg.Castberg , Johan Born: 1862. Parti
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