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Do State TANF Policies Affect Child Abuse and Neglect

  title={Do State TANF Policies Affect Child Abuse and Neglect},
  author={Donna K Ginther},
Child maltreatment is a costly public health problem that contributes to morbidity and mortality in childhood with consequences that persist into adulthood. Correlations between low income and child abuse and neglect have been observed consistently over the past four decades. However, few studies have examined the relation of social safety net policies to child maltreatment using causal methods. In this study, we examine whether changes in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) cash… Expand
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