Financial Costs of Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

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Unprecedented study reveals price the public pays

For children exposed to domestic violence, the toll is immeasurable. But what's the financial cost to society?

About $55 billion, according to a study by Case Western Reserve researchers published earlier this year in the Journal of Family Violence and called "groundbreaking" by the publication's editor, Rebecca Macy.

Researchers from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Weatherhead School of Management teamed up and, following a methodology used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), produced the first study to estimate the financial cost to society of childhood exposure to domestic violence over a lifetime.

Read the full story from Case Western Reserve University's Think Magazine