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ERIC Number: ED492018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Long-Term Socioeconomic Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect: Implications for Public Policy. Policy Matters
Zielinski, David S.
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1)
Child abuse and neglect greatly influence victims' long-term wellbeing. Until recently, however, little was known about how such experiences affect victims' later socioeconomic status. Current research has examined the long-term impact of child abuse and neglect on adult employment, income, and reliance on public assistance, as well as the reasons for this impact. Abuse and neglect, often collectively referred to as maltreatment, place victims at significantly increased risk for problems across a range of socioeconomic areas, even after such factors as race, age, and childhood socioeconomic status have been taken into account. This brief provides an overview of these findings and indicates several strategies for addressing this problem. (Contains 3 tables.) [This brief was prepared by the Center for Child and Family Policy.]
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University. 257 Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Box 90264, Durham, NC 27708-0264. Tel: 919-613-7319; Fax: 919-681-1533; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Terry Sanford Inst. of Public Policy.