Child Abuse and Neglect: The Myth of Classlessness
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
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Increasingly, professional and public media are promulgating the belief that the problems of child abuse and neglect are broadly distributed throughout society, suggesting that their frequency and severity are unrelated to socioeconomic class. This paper argues that this belief is not supported by the evidence, and that its perpetuation serves to divert attention from the nature of the problems.
Child abuse; Child abuse--Prevention; Economics--Sociological aspects; Poverty
Social Policy | Social Work
Pelton, L.H. (1978). Child abuse and neglect: The myth of classlessness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 48, 608-617.
Pelton, L. H.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The Myth of Classlessness.
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