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Children in Out-of-Home Care and Adult Labor-Market Attachment: A Swedish National Register Study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Number of Authors: 3
2016 (English)In: Journal of Public Child Welfare, ISSN 1554-8732, E-ISSN 1554-8740, Vol. 10, no 4, 414-433 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using longitudinal national register data, we investigated labor-market attachment during the years 1993-1995 in Sweden for persons aged 25-35 years who had been in out-of-home care before the age of 18 in Sweden during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. We consider whether an immigrant background has an additional influence on labor-market attachment. Compared to majority population peers, young persons who had been in foster care had shorter educations. Fewer had a strong labor-market attachment and more were dependent on social assistance. Results from multinomial regression models indicated that having been in foster care during childhood reduced the probability of high attachment to the labor-market and increased the probability of social assistance dependency, even after making adjustments for education, marital status, parenthood, domicile, and birth country. Few signs of additive effects from being both an immigrant and a former foster child are found.

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2016. Vol. 10, no 4, 414-433 p.
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Foster children, labor market attachment, immigrant background, social assistance, education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136915DOI: 10.1080/15548732.2016.1209148ISI: 000386945100005OAI: diva2:1061926
Available from: 2017-01-04 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved

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