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Risk factors for family abduction: Demographic and family interaction characteristics

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dc.creator Plass, P.S., Finkelhor, D., & Hotaling, G.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T16:26:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T16:26:01Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/182
dc.identifier.uri http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/MC11.pdf
dc.description This study compares demographic and social interaction characteristics of families to establish risk factors for the experience of family abduction. The authors use data drawn from the National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children (NISMART). NISMART identified 104 families who had experienced family abductions and 472 control families. The demographic and social variables measured were race and age of children, education level of household, family size, marital status of parent, recency of divorce, incidence of domestic violence, and parents' own experiences with various negative events in their own childhoods. The authors find that race, age of children, family size, and incidence of violence in the family all appear to bear on the risk of experiencing a family abduction event. Further, recency of divorce or separation appears to be associated with the risk for a more serious or alarming case of family abduction.
dc.publisher Journal of Family Violence
dc.subject Child welfare -- statistics
dc.subject Community -- culture
dc.subject Family
dc.title Risk factors for family abduction: Demographic and family interaction characteristics
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