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Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care – Report 2 of 3

2016

Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care – Report 2 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.

The adverse educational, economic, social and wellness outcomes for youth aging out of care identified in the first phase of this Fostering Change Economic Analysis Project impose significant costs for the youth themselves, government (taxpayers), and society as a whole. The purpose of this second phase report is to describe and, to the extent possible, provide estimates of the magnitude of these costs.

Schaffer, M. & Anderson, L. (2016). Opportunities in transition: An economic analysis of investing in youth aging out of foster care, report 2 of 3: The Costs of the Adverse Outcomes. Fostering Change. Vancouver, BC.

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