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What Works in Foster Care?Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study$
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Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175912

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.001.0001

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Employment and Finances

Employment and Finances

Chapter:
(p.128) 8 Employment and Finances
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What Works in Foster Care?
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Peter J. Pecora

Ronald C. Kessler

Jason Williams

A. Chris Downs

Diana J. English

James White

Kirk O'Brien

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0008

Previous research has shown that youth who have been placed in foster care experience a wide range of economic-related adversities after leaving care, such as homelessness, unemployment, and low wages and income. Table 8.1 summarizes studies that have examined some of these adversities. This chapter will present current alumni achievement and functioning with respect to homelessness and living situation, employment, public assistance, and finances. Findings are compared not only to those of other foster care follow-up studies but also to general population information gathered from the U.S. Census Bureau. Currently, there are few studies with which to compare follow-up data (especially for older alumni), but the literature is slowly building, with longitudinal follow-up studies such as the Midwest study (Courtney et al., 2007) and studies that use state employment or other databases.

Keywords:   finances, homelessness, unemployment, low wages and income, public assistance, TANF, health care benefits

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