Valuing Substitute Families: Financial Support for Foster and Adoptive Families

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Valuing Substitute Families: Financial Support for Foster and Adoptive Families

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dc.contributor.author Hansen, Mary Eschelbach
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Paul
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-20T14:05:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-20T14:05:19Z
dc.date.created 2007-05
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/4987
dc.description Working Paper 2007-04 (however title page of paper says No. 2007-03). 37 pages. en
dc.description.abstract We examine current child welfare policy meant to encourage families to do the caring labor of fostering and adopting. Existing subsidy policy does not adequately insure foster and adoptive families against the financial risk associated with caring for children who have been victims of abuse or neglect. We call for a recasting of exiting programs as insurance. An insurance program would protect current substitute families and would attract additional substitute families who currently do not participate because of the “doing it for the money” stigma that surrounds the existing program. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.subject.other adoption en
dc.subject.other caring labor en
dc.subject.other child welfare policy en
dc.subject.other foster care en
dc.subject.other insurance en
dc.subject.other subsidy en
dc.title Valuing Substitute Families: Financial Support for Foster and Adoptive Families en
dc.type Working Paper en


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