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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 933–954.
Published: 06 November 2012
...Laura Argys; Brian Duncan Abstract Every year, a large number of children in the United States enter the foster care system. Many of them are eventually reunited with their biological parents or quickly adopted. A significant number, however, face long-term foster care, and some of these children...
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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 (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 (2014) 51 (5): 1703–1728.
Published: 22 August 2014
.... For middle-class American families, educational upward mobility is a strong predictor of moderated intergenerational transmission, whereas close emotional bonds between parents and children foster strong intergenerational transmission. We conclude that intergenerational patterns of family formation...
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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 (2021) 58 (5): 2009–2017.
Published: 01 October 2021
... historical, geographic, and ethnoracial variation in children's experience of living without parents under state supervision. National rates of children in foster care rose from 3 per 1,000 in 1963 to a peak of almost 8 per 1,000 in 1997 before declining to just under 6 per 1,000 in 2018. After stable...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 701–717.
Published: 01 November 1993
... Educational Attainment High School Graduation Foster Parent Family Type National Longitudinal Survey References Amato Paul R. ( 1987 ). Family Processes in One-Parent, Stepparent, and Intact Families: The Child’s Point of View. . Journal of Marriage and the Family , 49 , 327 – 37...
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Demography (2013) 50 (3): 963–969.
Published: 18 November 2012
... children for stable families Parental Family Structure Primary School Grade Retention Rate (%) for Head of Household’s Own Children Primary School Grade Retention Rate (%) for Adopted, Foster, or Stepchildren Primary School Grade Retention Rate (%) No Parental Head of Household Improvement...
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Demography (2019) 56 (1): 261–284.
Published: 05 December 2018
...-income, maltreated, and foster youth are less likely to attend high-quality schools and to have parents with the social and economic resources to invest in education; they also tend to exhibit lower educational performance than children in the general population (Berger et al. 2015 ; Reardon 2011...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 483–508.
Published: 01 August 2004
... and nonpoor children. A related line of research has examined whether orphans are well-in- sured against the death of their parents through kinship-based child-fostering systems (Isiugo-Abanihe 1985). Kamali et al. (1996:509) argued that orphans in southwestern Uganda are generally well looked after within...
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Demography (1992) 29 (1): 59–68.
Published: 01 February 1992
... 19. If the respondent was not living with one of those parents, the survey asked respondents whether they lived with grandparents, with other relatives, with foster parents, with other nonrelatives, in an institution, or on their own. I consider parental structure experiences only between birth...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 163–180.
Published: 01 February 2010
... for adult labor), which results in less schooling. There may be discrimination against orphans and favoritism toward biological children for double orphans or among single orphans who do not reside with their surviving parent (i.e., are fostered out). Beyond the ¿ nancial consequences of adult deaths...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 449–470.
Published: 16 February 2016
... at age 10; foster father in the house at age 10; grandparents in the house at age 10; other relatives in the house at age 10; hunger episodes by age 15; parents smoked, drank, or had mental problems; at least one parent died by age 35; breadwinner occupation at age 10; and lived in rural area at age 10...
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Demography (2010) 47 (3): 755–775.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ). Warring With Wardle: Morality, Social Science, and Gay and Lesbian Parents . University of Illinois Law Review , 1998 , 253 – 339 . Bartholet E. ( 1999 ). Nobody’s Children: Abuse and Neglect, Foster Drift, and the Adoption Alternative . Boston : Beacon Press . Baumrind D. ( 1966...
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Published: 23 January 2019
the sex-composition of the household head and the head’s partner. Only children whose parent is the head of household and has a coresidential partner are included; foster children are excluded. More
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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 (1981) 18 (2): 137–156.
Published: 01 May 1981
... only Father only Some of each Mother and stepfather Father and stepmother Grandparents/Aunt or uncle Brother or sister Foster parent (s) Other 84.1 93.2 12.7 '.3 3.2 1..5 1447 200.5(9 65.9 81.6 8.4 9.3 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.' 11.1 3.9 2.9 1.1 4.2 1.0 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.1 1.4 0._ Race ~ite Black Other 270 1416 25.1...
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Published: 23 January 2019
couple and the average predicted probability of being behind in school for children living with a different-sex couple. Predicted probabilities are based on logistic regression models controlling for age. Only children whose parent is head of household and has a coresidential partner are included; foster More
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 799–821.
Published: 10 May 2018
..., or differs in race from his parents. State, grade, year fixed effects, and controls for metropolitan status and private school attendance are included. Regressions that include more than one child type also use appropriate controls that identify adopted, foster, or stepchildren. Table 2 defines...
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Demography (2017) 54 (4): 1477–1501.
Published: 12 July 2017
... and families have been studied extensively (Foster and Hagan 2015b ; Johnson and Easterling 2012 ), prior research has rarely considered that parental incarceration may shape adolescent social networks, potentially fostering disadvantageous social ties early in life. Several qualitative studies have...
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