Child Indicators Research

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 133–153 | Cite as

Neighborhood Characteristics, Child Maltreatment, and Child Injuries

  • Jim McDonellEmail author
  • Anna Skosireva


The study reported here aimed to advance research methods by demonstrating the utility of observational rating scale to measure neighborhood physical and social characteristics. In a related vein, the study clearly points to the need for additional, focused research on neighborhood effects on child safety. The need to identify or develop the best possible indicators of child well-being, especially at small areas of geography is one of the more pressing challenges for indicators research.


Neighborhoods Child wellbeing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Family and Community Studies, Institute on Family and Neighborhood LifeClemson UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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