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ERIC Number: EJ908126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Childhood Sexual Victimization, Educational Attainment, and the Returns to Schooling
Robst, John
Education Economics, v18 n4 p407-421 Dec 2010
Numerous studies show that survivors of childhood sexual abuse suffer as adults from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug abuse, and other mental illnesses. As such, the effect of experiencing traumatic events during childhood including sexual abuse can have lasting implications. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether a history of childhood sexual abuse is related to women's educational attainment and returns to schooling, and to examine whether such effects are a function of the severity of abuse. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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