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The Welfare of Children

Duncan Lindsey


According to the United Nations' latest data, the United States has more children living in poverty than any other industrialized nation in the world. More than a fifth of all children grow up in poverty. The poverty rates for African American and Latino children often exceed 40 percent. Furthermore, the United States — a country that once pioneered strategies to prevent child abuse and which now spends more money fighting child abuse than any other industrialized country — also has the highest rate of child abuse in the industrialized world. Against this background, the author, an authority o ... More

Keywords: welfare of children, United Nations, United States, poverty, child abuse, industrialized world, welfare system, child protective services, criminal justice system, welfare reform legislation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195136715
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136715.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Lindsey, author
University of California, Los Angeles