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Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care – Report 1 of 3

2016

Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care – Report 1 of 3

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This report was published by Fostering Change.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

Compared to their peers who have not experienced foster or other government care, youth aging out of care tend to have greater emotional and other challenges as well as less financial, family and other support to draw on as they transition to adulthood. The purpose of this phase 1 report is to document what is known about the resulting educational attainment, economic, social and wellness outcomes for youth aging out of care as compared to the general population.

This phase 1 report is followed by reports on: (i) the costs of negative outcomes to the youth themselves, government and society as a whole and (ii) the incremental costs and potential net benefits of support measures that can improve outcomes. The overall study is part of a Vancouver Foundation initiative to increase awareness and to promote support measures that will improve outcomes for youth aging out of care.

Schaffer, M. & Anderson, L. (2016). Opportunities in transition: An economic analysis of investing in youth aging out of foster care, report 1 of 3: Educational, economic, social, and wellness outcomes. Fostering Change. Vancouver, BC.

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