Work, Welfare, and Child Maltreatment

  title={Work, Welfare, and Child Maltreatment},
  author={Christina Paxson and Jane Waldfogel and Bo E. Honor{\'e} and Amanda Lockshin and Yan Jiang},
This paper examines how child maltreatment is affected by the economic circumstances of parents. “Child maltreatment” encompasses a wide range of behaviors that adversely affect children. It includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms of abuse or neglect. Using state-level panel data on the numbers of reports and substantiated cases of maltreatment, we examine whether socioeconomic factors play different roles for these different types of maltreatment. A key finding is that… CONTINUE READING
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