Child Welfare and the Cash Panacea

Source: Quillette
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

“Can money fix America’s child welfare system? Usually when observers ask this question they are thinking about whether we should pay social workers more or invest more in training for those on the front lines. But a number of advocates these days argue that if we give more money to families currently involved in the child welfare system, we won’t need to investigate so many reports of maltreatment and we won’t need to put so many kids into foster care.” (01/4/23)