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Concrete services usage on child placement stability: Propensity score matched effects


  • Winters, Drew E.
  • Pierce, Barbara J.
  • Imburgia, Teresa M.


Experiencing poverty and financial difficulties are significant barriers to outcomes of permanency and placement stability. This is particularly true for children who are in out of home placements. The provision of concrete services is intended to meet concrete needs of families to address this barrier. However, little is known about how concrete services meet the needs of families in need of these services or if the use of concrete services is a viable treatment for children who are in out of home placements.

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  • Winters, Drew E. & Pierce, Barbara J. & Imburgia, Teresa M., 2020. "Concrete services usage on child placement stability: Propensity score matched effects," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 118(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:118:y:2020:i:c:s019074092030952x
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105362

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