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Do the benefits of extending foster care to age 21 outweigh the costs? Evidence from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin

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Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:38
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Courtney, Mark
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Published Date: 
2015
Published Date (Text): 
2015
Year: 
2015
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This article examines extended foster care for youth through age 21 in Illinois as compared to programs in Iowa and Wisconsin that at the time served youth until age 18. Results showed with the extended program, youth were more likely to attend college, less likely to become pregnant or homeless, and less likely to become involved with the criminal justice system. (Author introduction)

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