Oxford University finds unemployment a factor of child neglect
Research carried out by Oxford University says the number of reported child neglect cases in America increased due to rising unemployment.
The study looked at the effects of the financial crisis in 2007-08.
It said it was due to parents having more limited access to resources needed for a child's basic needs.
The study, conducted by two researchers from Oxford University, has for the first time, considered and quantified these causal effects, specifically whether unemployment causes child maltreatment.