Theses Doctoral

Three Essays on Child Maltreatment Prevention

Pac, Jessica Erin

This dissertation includes three papers that examine the role of antipoverty policies and programs in preventing child maltreatment. Paper one examines how access to Medicaid impacts child maltreatment as characterized by Child Protective Services (CPS) reports. Paper two considers how access to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs affects child welfare involvement. Paper three assesses the relationship between temperature and CPS reporting, looking to air conditioning and state LIHEAP cooling policies as a potential source of mitigation.


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Academic Units
Social Work
Thesis Advisors
Waldfogel, Jane
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
June 5, 2019