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US: Unemployment triggers increase in child neglect, according to new research
Medical Xpress – November 03, 2017
The number of reported cases of child neglect in the United States of America increased as a result of the spike in unemployment following the financial crisis of 2007-08, according to new Oxford University research. The first study of its kind suggests that unemployment can cause an increase in child neglect because parents have more limited access to the resources required to provide for a child’s basic needs, such as clothing, food and medical care.
Also: Study: The Impact of Unemployment on Child Maltreatment in the United States: https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/materials/working_papers/4546/837-brown–de-cao.pdf