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Child Welfare. 2009;88(4):23-56.

Homelessness and the transition from foster care to adulthood.

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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA.


Prior research suggests that homelessness is a significant problem among young people aging out of foster care. However, these studies have not attempted to identify potential risk or protective factors that might affect the likelihood of becoming homeless during the transition to adulthood. This paper uses data from a longitudinal study to examine both the occurrence and predictors of homelessness among a sample of young people from three Midwestern states who recently aged out of foster care.

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