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dc.creator Smith, Mark W.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T16:27:21Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T16:27:21Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/994
dc.identifier.uri http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID631381_code428536.pdf?abstractid=631381&mirid=1
dc.description Physical and sexual abuse are very common among welfare recipients. The relation of abuse to welfare receipt remains largely unknown, however, because most research has been limited to current and former recipients. This paper uses a random sample of poor women to determine how a history of abuse affects the probability of receiving cash and in-kind assistance over a five-year period. It also investigates whether abuse affects the length of welfare receipt and the total amount of aid received. Women experiencing both physical and sexual abuse during childhood were more likely to use both cash and in-kind programs and had longer spells of cash assistance.
dc.subject Child abuse
dc.subject Economic impact
dc.title Child Abuse and Welfare Use
dc.type Text


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