Oscar W. Larson

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This paper reports findings from a study that was conducted in 1983 to determine the incidence and patterns of child maltreatment among migrant farm worker families who reside in or travel through the Atlantic coastal region known as the Eastern Stream. These results are based on responses to a multipurpose mailed questionnaire that was administered to a(More)
Utilizing a crosstabulation between data collected by the Migrant Student Records Transfer System and the New York State Central Register, it was determined that 298 of the 7,408 migrant children, age 18 years or younger, censused in 1982 were on file as having been maltreated in 1982. This rate, 40.2 per 1,000, is substantially higher than the rate found(More)
This paper reports the results of a series of studies on the abuse and neglect of migrant farmworker children. These investigations were conducted between 1983 and 1985 in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas. Names of approximately 24,000 migrant children obtained from annual migrant education censuses were individually(More)
This study examines the association between parents' violence toward children and their involuntary participation in family work. Involuntary participation in family work is conceptualized as a form of role strain measured by the disparity between the amount of responsibility husbands and wives would prefer to assume in the home and the amount of family(More)
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