While data are limited, they indicate that fewer children and fewer persons live in public kinship care households than in non-kin foster homes (Chipungu et al., 1998; Dubowitz et al., 1993). Public kinship caregivers are more likely to be the only adult in their household, and they are more likely to care for only one child, whereas non-kin foster parents are more likely to care for five or more children. 33

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