This brief, which is based on data from the Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, finds that rural families who have been reported to Child Protective Services are more likely than urban families to have financial difficulties and high family stress, as well as grow up in single-parent households. To effectively address these issues, the brief urges policy makers to look at the lack of accessible and adequate services for struggling rural families.
National Issue Brief No. 10
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
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Mattingly, Marybeth J. and Walsh, Wendy A., "Rural families with a child abuse report are more likely headed by a single parent and endure economic and family stress" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 91.
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