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Demography (2014) 51 (1): 205–228.
Published: 10 September 2013
... on the prevalence and incidence of child fostering, or children residing apart from their living parents. We find that between 7 % and 15 % of children aged 3–14 are out-fostered over the two-year intersurvey period. Although divorce appears to be a significant driver of child fostering in the cross-sectional...
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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 933–954.
Published: 06 November 2012
... are eventually adopted by their foster parents. The decision by foster parents to adopt their foster child carries significant economic consequences, including forfeiting foster care payments while also assuming responsibility for medical, legal, and educational expenses, to name a few. Since 1980, U.S. states...
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Published: 06 November 2012
Fig. 1 Average foster care and adoption subsidies, by child’s age. Source: Data obtained from the Child Welfare League of America, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, a variety of state publications, and direct contact with state employees. Payments have been converted to 2006 More
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 261–284.
Published: 05 December 2018
... than the general population of youth. In this study, we assessed differences in the risk of early motherhood among these groups and investigated whether differences likely reflect selection factors versus effects of involvement with Child Protective Services (CPS) or foster care. Using a statewide...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1121–1146.
Published: 29 July 2015
... for absence. 4 6 2015 29 7 2015 © Population Association of America 2015 2015 Family structure Migration Child fostering Orphanhood Sub-Saharan Africa Children in sub-Saharan Africa commonly live apart from one or both of their parents. Across the region, recent estimates...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1867–1894.
Published: 04 October 2014
... foster child development as well as types of activities that may be detrimental. Overall, we find that the effects of maternal employment are ambiguous because (1) employment does not necessarily reduce children’s time with parents, and (2) not all types of parental time benefit child development. 4...
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Demography (2006) 43 (2): 309–335.
Published: 01 May 2006
... that increases in female incarcerations and reductions in cash welfare benefits played dominant roles in explaining the growth in foster care caseloads over this period. Our results highlight the need for child welfare policies designed specifically for the children of incarcerated parents and parents who...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 August 2004
... enrollment of orphans is largely explained by the greater tendency of orphans to live with distant relatives or unrelated caregivers. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2004 2004 Household Head School Enrollment Household Wealth Foster Child Double Orphan References...
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Demography (2022) 59 (6): 2135–2159.
Published: 01 December 2022
... had better employment prospects and higher fertility. These effects are driven by low-educated individuals, married men, and full-time workers and reflect changes in the likelihood of having any child (the extensive margin). We find evidence of some fertility postponement and significant effects...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1703–1728.
Published: 22 August 2014
... likely to shape these intergenerational patterns. Second, beyond estimating average transmission effects, we innovatively apply multichannel sequence analysis to dyadic sequence data on middle-class American families from the Longitudinal Study of Generations (LSOG; N = 461 parent-child dyads...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 281–313.
Published: 18 December 2014
...  No 85.0 83.9 81.8 80.7 Family Support Network  No support 69.4 68.9 68.5 68.5  School fees 15.0 15.4 15.6 16.4  Fostering 15.6 15.7 15.9 15.1 Child’s Sex  Boy 49.7 49.6 49.5 49.7  Girl 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.3 Child’s Age 17.9 (0.06) 20.1 (0.05) 23.6 (0.05...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 699–718.
Published: 20 January 2012
... to the potential financial resources of a household is the presence of temporary migrants and adult men who send remittances. Better-off households may foster out children to improve opportunities for the child, as in the case of sending children to a household with access to a better school (Bledsoe 1994...
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Published: 06 November 2012
Fig. 2 Monthly basic foster care and adoption subsidies in 1998 and 2006 for six selected states, by child’s age. Source: Data obtained from the Child Welfare League of America, the North American Council on Adoptable Children, a variety of state publications, and direct contact with state More
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Published: 23 January 2019
Fig. 5 Probability of being behind in school according to family type and child/household head relationship. The model controls for age. Sample weights are included. Biological/adopted/stepchild indicates the relationship of the child to the household head. Different-sex/same-sex indicates More
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1743–1770.
Published: 07 November 2016
... , 45 , 315 – 337 . 10.1111/j.1728-4465.2014.00394.x Grant M. J. , & Yeatman S. ( 2014 ). The impact of family transitions on child fostering in rural Malawi . Demography , 51 , 205 – 228 . 10.1007/s13524-013-0239-8 Howe L. D. , Hargreaves J. R...
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Demography (1997) 34 (2): 295–309.
Published: 01 May 1997
... , & C. Oppong (Eds.), Gender, Work and Population in SubSaharan Africa (pp. 209 – 40 ). London : James Currey . Isiugo-Abanihe U.C. ( 1993 ). Parenthood in Sub-Saharan Africa: Child Fostering and its Relationship with Fertility . In T. Locoh , & V. Hertrich (Eds...
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Demography (2006) 43 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... children. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2006 2006 Family Size Birth Order School Dropout Central Province Gross National Income References Akresh, R. 2004. “Adjusting Household Structure: School Enrollment Impacts of Child Fostering in Burkina Faso.” BREAD...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1521–1549.
Published: 10 July 2013
... structures, such as polygyny and child fostering. These studies generally have found that children living in polygynous households are less likely to survive than children living in monogamous households (Gyimah 2009 ; Omariba and Boyle 2007 ) and that children closely related to the household head tend...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 163–180.
Published: 01 February 2010
... foster- ing as a proxy measure of orphanhood. For example, Deininger, Garcia, and Subbarao (2003) drew conclusions regarding the consequences of orphanhood using longitudinal household data from Uganda with information on child fostering. Yamano, Shimamura, and Sserunkuuma (2006) concluded...
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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 35–57.
Published: 01 February 2007
... characteristics is critical for the design of programs to successfully assist orphans. Although there are many possible explanations for negative effects on schooling, including lower household income after the parent death, these effects could be mitigated by strong traditional child-fostering norms in Africa...