This study examined the association between family homelessness and children's placement in foster care.
The prevalence of home-lessness in a random sample of 195 young foster children was examined.
Results Almost half of the birth parents of the foster children had experienced homelessness.
Those children were more likely than other foster children to have siblings in foster care and to be piaced with nonrelatives.
Conclusions An extremely high prevalence of family homelessness was found among children in foster care.
Policy implications of the association between family homelessness and placeme into foster care are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Placement familial, Sans domicile fixe, Milieu familial, Pauvreté, Corrélation, Enfant, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Foster care placement, Homeless, Family environment, Poverty, Correlation, Child, Human, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0440974
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 25/01/1999.