Raissian ’08 MPA/’13 PhD (PA) and Bullinger ’12 MPA find raising minimum wage reduces child neglect

alum-news-buttonRaissian & BullingerKerri Raissian and Lindsey Bullinger recently published “Money matters: does the minimum wage affect child maltreatment rates?” in Children and Youth Services Review. They reviewed eleven years of records on child abuse and neglect and found that increases in the minimum wage correlate with declining child maltreatment rates. Their findings were recently featured on sciencedaily.com. To read that article, click here.  Raissian is assistant professor of public policy at University of Connecticut, where she specializes in child and family policy, family violence and child welfare. Bullinger is associate instructor in the school of public and environmental affairs at Indiana University at Bloomington.

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