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Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect on Adult Economic Well-Being

Show simple item record Currie, J., & Widom, C. S. 2014-07-07T18:02:39Z 2014-07-07T18:02:39Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Currie, J., & Widom, C. S. (2010). Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect on adult economic well-being. Child maltreatment, 15(2), 111-120. en_US
dc.description.abstract Child abuse and neglect represent major threats to child health and well-being; however, little is known about consequences for adult economic outcomes. Using a prospective cohort design, court substantiated cases of childhood physical and sexual abuse and neglect during 1967–1971 were matched with nonabused and nonneglected children and followed into adulthood (mean age 41). Outcome measures of economic status and productivity were assessed in 2003–2004 (N = 807). Results indicate that adults with documented histories of childhood abuse and/or neglect have lower levels of education, employment, earnings, and fewer assets as adults, compared to matched control children. There is a 14% gap between individuals with histories of abuse/neglect and controls in the probability of employment in middle age, controlling for background characteristics. Maltreatment appears to affect men and women differently, with larger effects for women than men. These new findings demonstrate that abused and neglected children experience large and enduring economic consequences. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject neglect en_US
dc.subject prospective cohort design en_US
dc.subject economic consequences en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.title Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect on Adult Economic Well-Being en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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