The neglect of our children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1990 Aug;37(4):923-42. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)36943-7.


When we consider all the manifestations of the effects of not meeting the basic needs of our children, we can feel nothing short of alarm and concern. The scope of the problem of child neglect, when the responsibility for this neglect is expanded beyond that of the parents or guardians, extends to inadequate health care, poor education, the ineffectiveness of the law, inadequate housing, and other adversities resulting from our social selection policies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Algorithms*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse* / epidemiology
  • Child Abuse* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male