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Out of care and into care again: A Danish register‐based study of children placed in out-of‐home care before their third birthday

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  • Ubbesen, Mads Bonde
  • Petersen, Liselotte
  • Mortensen, Preben Bo
  • Kristensen, Ole Steen
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    When children are reunited with their families of origin and the reasons for placing them in out-of-home care no longer exist, it is usually considered a good outcome. Unfortunately, some children are later returned to care. The objective of this register-based study is to describe in terms of rates the processes of reunification and re-entry, involving children placed in out-of-home care before their third birthday. Furthermore, the objective is to study whether individual and parental characteristics predict reunifications and re-entries.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 11 ()
    Pages: 2147-2155

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:11:p:2147-2155

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    Keywords: Out-of‐home care; Evaluation; Reunification; Re-entry; Foster care; Administrative data;

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