Xiangming Fang, Deborah A. Fry, Gary Ganz, Tabitha Casey, and Catherine L. Ward
23 Nov 2016
29 Nov 2016
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Information on the cost of violence against children in South Africa will be crucial to further develop the child protection system in terms of the design, the enforcement and the effective allocation of budget for the operation of the system. Thus additional
evidence and information on the economic burden of violence against children in South Africa and its budget implications are needed for planning, coordination and investing in violence prevention.
The purpose of this study was to estimate the economic burden of violence against children in South Africa. We assembled summative estimates of lifetime prevalence, calculated the magnitude of associations with negative outcomes, and thereby estimated the economic burden of violence against children. The data generated in this study is intended to advance the awareness of policy makers of the economic impact of violence against children and therefore support budget allocations and investments in this regard.