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Coming of Age: Employment Outcomes for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Through Their Middle Twenties

ISBN: 9781288981588
Publisher: BiblioGov
Publication Date: 2013-03-22
Number of pages: 88
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Studies of former foster youth who age out of care find that these youth generally experience high unemployment, unstable employment patterns, and earn very low incomes in the period between ages 18 and 21. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) requested this study to examine employment and earnings outcomes for youth, through their mid-twenties, who age out of foster care. The key question and focus of the study is whether foster youth catch up or continue to experience less employment and significantly lower earnings than their peers even ...

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