A question of class: On the heterogeneous relationship between background characteristics and a child's placement risk
Signe Andersen () and
Children and Youth Services Review, 2010, vol. 32, issue 6, 783-789
While a range of studies investigate how a child's background characteristics affects his or her placement risk, only few have considered the possible stratified influence of these characteristics. This study contributes to this small literature by investigating if the influence from background characteristics varies by the child's social class membership. The analysis shows that this is the case: background characteristics matter less for preschool children from higher classes compared to low class preschool children, however, they matter more for high class teenagers than for low class teenagers.
Keywords: Foster; care; Social; class; Risk; factors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:32:y:2010:i:6:p:783-789
Access Statistics for this article
Children and Youth Services Review is currently edited by Duncan Lindsey
More articles in Children and Youth Services Review from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().