Navigation Links
U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study
Date:1/12/2011

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The recession did not have much impact on rates of child maltreatment in the United States, the results of a new study suggest.

"Many of us worried about possible large increases in 2009 due to worsening economic conditions. But so far the impact of the recession on child maltreatment does not appear too dire," David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, said in a university news release.

Finkelhor and his colleagues analyzed federal data and found a 5 percent decline in sexual abuse between 2008 and 2009, a 3 percent increase in the number of child maltreatment-related deaths, and no change in rates for physical abuse and neglect.

"It was particularly encouraging that neglect did not increase," he explained, because it is considered to be the form of maltreatment most closely tied to economic conditions.

While the 3 percent rise in maltreatment-related deaths is cause for concern, it was confined almost exclusively to one geographic region: There was an increase of 50 deaths in Texas, the investigators found.

The 5 percent decline in sexual abuse is a continuation of a trend dating back to 1992. Since then, cases of child sexual abuse in the United States have fallen by 61 percent to a new low of 65,700.

Finkelhor believes that established prevention and intervention programs helped prevent a large increase in child maltreatment during the recession.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about child abuse.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of New Hampshire, news release, Jan. 7, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recession Proof Your Valentine's Day With InnerRewards Spa & Salon Deals
2. Have You Recession-Proofed Your Marriage?
3. Recession Buster for Small Businesses: Website Design and Search Engine Optimization on a Shoestring
4. Recession May Mean Fewer Nips & Tucks
5. Brooklyn Fitness Boot Camp Fights Recession, Improves Lives and Supports Community with "Service First: Fitness at Any Price" Business Model
6. Professional Web Design Agency Discovers Winning Web Development Formula for Beating the Recession.
7. Is the current recession compromising hospital quality?
8. Recession Causing Cancer Patients to Quit Life-Extending Drugs
9. Number of uninsured in California counties grew during recession
10. Even Before Recession, 14 Million Kids Underinsured: Study
11. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Recession Didn't Raise Rates of Child Neglect: Study
(Date:5/22/2017)... ... May 22, 2017 , ... Galena, Alaska, has a ... Circle made big headlines when it was targeted to build a nuclear plant by ... Alaska,” former city manager Marvin L. Yoder describes the journey to get power to ...
(Date:5/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2017 , ... ... sponsor a program on Wellocity to empower WeightZone Factor members to track their ... and get an excellent health education, all on their mobile phones. It also ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... ... Cornell, 52, was found dead on the night of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. It can ... the rock industry would take his own life, but the extremely talented and admired ... a role in the death of Chris Cornell . , Depression and Drug Use ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ID (PRWEB) , ... May 20, 2017 , ... ... financial integration systems between ABC Financial Services and financial systems. , ... link or exported files that are electronically processed through GetLinked into their club’s ...
(Date:5/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Pot. Reefer. Grass. Mary Jane. No matter what people call ... like never before. More than a map, new social marketplace Weedable goes ... – and for the first time – each other. A social marketplace like no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/9/2017)... 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB: SMLR), an ... improve the clinical effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare ... quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... to identify when preventive care options are appropriate, ... heart attacks or strokes occur," said Doug ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... N.Y. , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... will add approximately 100,000 square feet to its Welch ... September 2016 its commitment to bring more than 100 ... , where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant presence ... help accommodate these new positions, a large portion of ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... health and big data solutions, today announced that it ... Company, and STI Technologies Limited to lower diabetes healthcare ... Through STI,s innoviCares card, which is available throughout all ... DarioHealth customers will be eligible for additional savings when ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: