Employment outcomes of young parents who age out of foster care
Children and Youth Services Review, January 2017
Amy Dworsky, Elissa Gitlow
Dworsky, A., & Gitlow, E. (2017). Employment outcomes of young parents who age out of foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 72, 133-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.09.032
This study analyzed administrative data for 1943 recently emancipated youths who were the parent of at least one child. Only half of the parents were ever employed during the first four quarters after exit, most of those who worked were not consistently employed, and the earnings of employed parents were very low. Several demographic and placement history characteristics were associated with an increase or decrease in the odds of being employed and/or with earnings.