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The Economic Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

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    The brief describes the characteristics and economic well-being of young people aging out of foster care who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). It also compares their economic self-sufficiency with that of their heterosexual peers also aging out of care. The analysis uses data from the Midwest Study of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, a longitudinal study that followed a sample of young people from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin as they transitioned out of foster care and into adulthood.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7635.

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    Date of creation: 30 Jan 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7635

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    Keywords: Youth Transition; Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual;

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    1. Nord, Mark, 2005. "Measuring U.S. Household Food Security," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.
    2. Dworsky, Amy, 2005. "The economic self-sufficiency of Wisconsin's former foster youth," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 27(10), pages 1085-1118, October.
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