GME Action Research

Does Child Abuse Cause Crime?

The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) | April, 01 , 2006
Janet Currie, Erdal Tekin | Download (0)
This paper focuses on measuring the effects of child maltreatment on crime using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). The focus is on crime because it is one of the most socially costly potential outcomes of maltreatment, and because the proposed mechanisms linking maltreatment and crime are relatively well elucidated in the literature.

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