Homelessness and Aging Out of Foster Care: A National Comparison of Child Welfare-Involved Adolescents.
Child Youth Serv Rev 2017 Jun 30;77:27-33. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
Oregon Social Learning Center.
The present study represents the first large-scale, prospective comparison to test whether aging out of foster care contributes to homelessness risk in emerging adulthood. A nationally representative sample of adolescents investigated by the child welfare system in 2008 to 2009 from the second cohort of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being Study (NSCAW II) reported experiences of housing problems at 18- and 36-month follow-ups. Latent class analyses identified subtypes of housing problems, including literal homelessness, housing instability, and stable housing. Read More