The social and economic origins of child abuse and neglect

Ainsworth, Frank (2020) The social and economic origins of child abuse and neglect. Children Australia, 45 (4). pp. 202-206.

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This commentary aims to start a debate about various dimensions of social disadvantage and the relationship to child abuse and neglect (CAN). These dimensions include poverty, educational attainment, employment status, sub-standard housing, disadvantaged neighbourhoods and social isolation from family. Other aspects such as mental health issues, domestic violence and substance misuse are compounding factors that are critical influences on the relationship between disadvantage and CAN. New South Wales is used as the exemplar Australian state.

Item ID: 66069
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2049-7776
Keywords: Child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, social origins, poverty, social disadvantage, Aboriginality, service costs
Copyright Information: © [The Author(s)] 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press.
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 07:33
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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