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The Great Recession and the risk for child maltreatment

Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne and Schneider, William and Waldfogel, Jane (2013) The Great Recession and the risk for child maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37 (10). pp. 721-729. ISSN 0145-2134

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.08.004

Abstract

This study draws on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (N = 2,032), a birth cohort study of families with children from 20 U.S. cities. Interviews occurred between August 2007, and February 2010, when the children were approximately 9 years old. Macro-economic indicators of the Great Recession such as the Consumer Sentiment Index and unemployment and home foreclosure rates were matched to the data to estimate the links between different measures of the Great Recession and high frequency maternal spanking. We find that the large decline in consumer confidence during the Great Recession, as measured by the Consumer Sentiment Index, was associated with worse parenting behavior. In particular, lower levels of consumer confidence were associated with increased levels of high frequency spanking, a parenting behavior that is associated with greater likelihood of being contacted by child protective services

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/child-abuse-and-n...
Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier Ltd
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2013 15:13
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 10:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52846

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