PREFERRED TERM
abandonment  
DEFINITION
  • Abandonment is generally understood in terms of infants and children being discarded by parents. Historically, women living in poverty, giving birth out of wedlock, or raped during wars were likely to dispose of their children. [Source: Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence; Abandonment]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abandonment
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