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How Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Affect Everyone’s Kids

by Sabrin

The NY Times recently published a very interesting study on children who are exposed to domestic violence and the impact they have on their peers.

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/31/externalities-in-the-classroom-how-children-exposed-to-domestic-violence-affect-everyones-kids/#more-2894

The conclusions of the study proved to be quite disheartening:

  • Kids exposed to domestic violence definitely do have lower reading and math scores and greater disciplinary problems.
  • Effects of this dysfunction are not limited to the direct victims of this violence: kids exposed to kids exposed to domestic violence also have lower test scores and more disciplinary infractions.

*Article submitted by Pooja Trehan

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