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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...
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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 (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...
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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 (2014) 51 (1): 205–228.
Published: 10 September 2013
... 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...
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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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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 237–245.
Published: 01 May 2000
... those with children. We also find that the new indirect measure produces relatively unbiased estimates of cohabitors’ characteristics. 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 2000 2000 Census Bureau Current Population Survey Foster Child Historical Estimate Unmarried Partner...
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Demography (2015) 52 (1): 281–313.
Published: 18 December 2014
... 10.9 Involuntary Secondary Infertility of Mother  Yes 15.0 16.1 18.2 19.3  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...
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Demography (2003) 40 (2): 333–349.
Published: 01 May 2003
... to married childbearers (Foster, Jones, and Hoffman 1998; Hoffman and Foster 1997). Child Gender and the Transition to Marriage 335 Bennett et al. controlled for family-specific aspects of unobserved heterogeneity by com- paring the marriage outcomes of sisters with different fertility histories...
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Demography (2012) 49 (2): 699–718.
Published: 20 January 2012
... . Bledsoe C. , Ewbank D. , & Isiugo-Abanihe U. C. ( 1988 ). The effect of child fostering on feeding practices and access to health services in Sierra Leone . Social Science & Medicine , 27 , 627 – 636 . 10.1016/0277-9536(88)90011-1 Brockerhoff M. ( 1990 ). Rural-to...
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Demography (2021) 58 (2): 419–450.
Published: 01 April 2021
... long-term population inequalities. Early childhood education and care programs have increasingly been advanced for fostering child development and reducing early inequalities therein. As such, both demand for and access to center-based childcare have dramatically expanded across developed...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1521–1549.
Published: 10 July 2013
.... (Forthcoming). The impact of family transitions on child fostering in rural Malawi . Demography . Gyimah S. O. ( 2009 ). Polygynous marital structure and child survivorship in sub-Saharan Africa: Some empirical evidence from Ghana . Social Science & Medicine , 68 , 334 – 342 . 10.1016...
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Demography (2019) 56 (5): 1765–1790.
Published: 07 October 2019
... decision to migrate to one district rather than another was not associated with the reform. Nevertheless, two main sources of bias may arise from measurement error. One source of bias could be introduced by child fostering. In particular, if women were sent to live in a different household in higher...
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Demography (2014) 51 (1): 229–255.
Published: 26 September 2013
...Kelly M. Jones Abstract In sub-Saharan Africa, 60 % of child deaths are preventable by investments in child health as simple as immunizations, bed nets, or water purification. This article investigates how a household’s decisions regarding such investments are affected by the size and gender...
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Demography (1990) 27 (4): 601–616.
Published: 01 November 1990
... mortality before the age of 5 than children of urban nonmigrants, even after the mother has lived in the city for several years. This migrant mortality disadvantage persists when controlling for numerous socioeconomic and fertility-related factors typically associated with child mortality in developing...
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Demography (2000) 37 (1): 83–94.
Published: 01 February 2000
.... , Korenman , S. , & Hillemeier , M.M. ( 1994 ). Does Young Maternal Age Adversely Affect Child Development? Evidence From Cousin Comparisons . Population and Development Review , 20 , 585 – 610 . 10.2307/2137602 Hoffman , S.D. , Foster , E.M. , & Furstenberg , F...
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Demography (2016) 53 (5): 1605–1630.
Published: 23 August 2016
... patterns are not fully explained by socioeconomic differences among the four different types of families. This evidence can inform general debates about family structure and child health as well as policy interventions aiming to reduce child health disparities. 2 8 2016 23 8 2016...
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Demography (2015) 52 (6): 1825–1851.
Published: 15 October 2015
...Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes; Susan Pozo; Thitima Puttitanun Abstract Given the unprecedented increase in the flow of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to the United States, this article analyzes the impact of U.S. interior enforcement on parent–child separations among Central American...
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Demography (1995) 32 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 May 1995
... of child support cannot be ruled out. Because of declines in men's real earnings over this period, a given level of child support payment actually may be associated with a lower level of noncustodial fathers' incomes. Alternatively, a deterioration in the mother's ability to foster her children's...