How Place Matters in Child Maltreatment Disparities: Geographical Context as an Explanatory Factor for Racial Disproportionality and Disparities

Kathryn Maguire-Jack, Jill E. Korbin, Adam Perzynski, Claudia Coulton, Sarah A. Font, James C. Spilsbury

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Abstract

Children and parents interact with their environment in important ways that affect the likelihood of child maltreatment. Geographic disparities in social problems such as poverty and criminal activity, can lead to disparities in exposure to child maltreatment. The current chapter investigates the ways in which geographic context affects racial disparities in child maltreatment, the likelihood of maltreatment being reported to child protective services, and child protective services decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChild Maltreatment
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Issues in Research and Policy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages199-212
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameChild Maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy
Volume11
ISSN (Print)2211-9701
ISSN (Electronic)2211-971X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anthropology
  • Health(social science)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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