High-risk neighborhoods and high-risk families: the human ecology of child maltreatment.

@article{Garbarino1980HighriskNA,
  title={High-risk neighborhoods and high-risk families: the human ecology of child maltreatment.},
  author={James Garbarino and Diana Sherman},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1980},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={188-98}
}
Based on multiple regression analysis to identify the socioeconomic, demographic, and attitudinal correlates of neighborhood differences in the rate of child abuse and neglect, a pair of neighborhoods matched for socioeconomic level was selected, one high risk, the other low risk. Interviews with expert informants ranging from elementary school principals to mailmen were used to develop neighborhood profiles. Samples of families were drawn from each neighborhood and interviews conducted to… CONTINUE READING

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