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The impact of state subsidies for family leave on foster care and adoptions

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  • Florence Neymotin

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The present analysis explores the impact of changes to state-level benefits in New Jersey (2009), Rhode Island (2013), and California (2004) on the number of children in foster care or adoption systems. Data from the Children's Bureau are combined with Census population estimates to produce yearly per-capita measures of adoption and foster care during 2007-2016. The effects of state-level benefits related with those federally mandated by the Family Medical Leave Act on foster care and adoption are explored, with suggestions made for future policy and research into various kinds of support for individuals providing fostering and adoptive care.

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  • Florence Neymotin, 2018. "The impact of state subsidies for family leave on foster care and adoptions," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 38(2), pages 870-879.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-18-00031
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    Keywords

    Family Medical Leave Act; AFCARS; Adoption; Foster care; Differencing;
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    JEL classification:

    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue

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