Gender Biases in Child Welfare

Christina Risley-Curtiss, Kristin Heffernan

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Abstract

Gender biases are pervasive in child welfare research and practice. Although these biases have been addressed to some extent in the literature, there continues to be a lack of information on fathers and an overrepresentation of information on mothers, and thus the biases continue. This article explores how these biases are currently manifested in both research and practice and makes recommendations for changes in research, policy, and practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-410
Number of pages16
JournalAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Child welfare
  • Gender bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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