Fathers and maternal risk for physical child abuse.

  title={Fathers and maternal risk for physical child abuse.},
  author={Neil B. Guterman and Yookyong Lee and Shawna J. Lee and Jane Waldfogel and Paul J. Rathouz},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={14 3},
This study set out to examine father-related factors predicting maternal physical child abuse risk in a national birth cohort of 1,480 families. In-home and phone interviews were conducted with mothers when index children were 3 years old. Predictor variables included the mother-father relationship status; father demographic, economic, and psychosocial variables; and key background factors. Outcome variables included both observed and self-reported proxies of maternal physical child abuse risk… CONTINUE READING

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