THE League of Nations has just published a “Study on the Legal Position of the Illegitimate Child” (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1939. 4s.). The study opens with a short historical survey of the social aspects of the legislation on the subject in various countries, followed by an analysis of the various legislative provisions respecting civil status, name, nationality and legal domicile, and inheritance rights. The fate of the illegitimate child being closely bound up with that of its mother, a chapter on the unmarried mother's rights is included. The last part of the volume deals with social insurance laws, and welfare measures, including public assistance and preventive health measures.