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A question of class: On the heterogeneous relationship between background characteristics and a child's placement risk

Signe Andersen () and Peter Fallesen

Children and Youth Services Review, 2010, vol. 32, issue 6, 783-789

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2010
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