Understanding Foster Parenting: Using Administrative Data to Explore Retention. Foster Home Utilization

01/01/2005

The study team used several approaches to examine utilization patterns for foster homes. First, they examined the proportion of licensed homes that had no recorded placements and the characteristics of these inactive homes. They next looked at the average number of children and of new placements in the homes with different characteristics. Finally, the study team examined the distribution of foster care provided across the population of foster parents.

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