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ERIC Number: ED194214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Risk Climate and the Delivery of Child Welfare Services.
Cornelius, Sandra; Baker, Timothy
Based on the assumption that a relationship exists between public county-based child welfare agencies in Pennsylvania and their environments, this study draws clues as to the nature of this relationship from (1) a review of the literature, and (2) a multivariate analysis of agency service delivery measures and social and demographic variables. Standard measures as well as variables drawn from the literature review were studied. These measures and variables included the following: density of population and population size; number of teenage pregnancies and out of wedlock births; child death rates; marriage, divorce, and adoptive home rates; home owner occupancy rate; location of children (with mother versus with relatives); crime rates; presence of racial and minority groups; level of public assistance use and tax level; proportion of white collar jobs in job market; school dropout rate; veterans and child support rate; and health and family status. Among the results of this analysis, it was found (as expected) that the poor generally receive more services, and (unexpectedly) that children proportionately receive fewer services in urban areas. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania