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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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  • Ubbesen, Mads Bonde & Petersen, Liselotte & Mortensen, Preben Bo & Kristensen, Ole Steen, 2012. "Out of care and into care again: A Danish register‐based study of children placed in out-of‐home care before their third birthday," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 34(11), pages 2147-2155.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:11:p:2147-2155
    DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.07.014
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