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

2016

Opportunities in Transition: An Economic Analysis of Investing in Youth Aging Out of Foster Care – Report 3 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 first two phases of this Opportunities in Transition study document and estimate the costs of the adverse educational, economic, social and wellness outcomes for youth aging out of care. The purpose of this third and final phase is to estimate the incremental costs of support measures that can improve outcomes and to compare these costs to the benefits they may generate.

Schaffer, M. & Anderson, L. (2016). Opportunities in transition: An economic analysis of investing in youth aging out of foster care in their 20s, Report 3 of 3: Opportunities for increased support. Vancouver, BC.

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