From Pediatrics

Can an Increase in State Benefits Reduce Child Maltreatment?

Dr. Paul J. Chung, Chair of Health Systems Science, co-authors study on effect of state benefit spending and child abuse

November 12, 2021

Poverty is believed to be a substantial contributor to child maltreatment, with individual benefit programs being linked to reductions in child abuse and neglect. A new study co-authored by Paul J. Chung, KPSOM Chair of Health Systems Science, showed that even a modest increase in annual state spending substantially reduced child mistreatment.

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