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Titolo:
Mortality after care among young adult foster children in Sweden
Autore:
Vinnerljung, B; Ribe, M;
Indirizzi:
Natl Board Hlth & Welf, Ctr Evaluat Social Serv, Stockholm, Sweden Natl Board Hlth & Welf Stockholm Sweden Social Serv, Stockholm, Sweden Stat Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden Stat Sweden Stockholm SwedenStat Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 10, anno: 2001,
pagine: 164 - 173
SICI:
1369-6866(200107)10:3<164:MACAYA>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIC-INPATIENTS; FOLLOW-UP; INFANT-MORTALITY; ALCOHOL-ABUSE; FAMILY; MEN; REUNIFICATION; INEQUALITIES; INHERITANCE; ADOPTION;
Keywords:
child welfare; foster care; foster family care; foster children; mortality;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
68
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Vinnerljung, B Natl Board Hlth & Welf, Ctr Evaluat Social Serv, Stockholm,Sweden Natl Board Hlth & Welf Stockholm Sweden tockholm, Sweden
Citazione:
B. Vinnerljung e M. Ribe, "Mortality after care among young adult foster children in Sweden", INT J SOC W, 10(3), 2001, pp. 164-173

Abstract

This exploratory study looks at mortality after care among 13,100 former Swedish foster children, placed before their teens. Sources used are two national databases, on child welfare interventions and causes of death. Risk ratios of death for foster children are compared with those of their peers in the general population and with a comparison group, consisting of 10,668 young adults from adverse home backgrounds, who never entered foster familycare before their teens. Both ex-foster children and the comparison group were young adults (19-26 years old) at time of follow-up. Results show a moderately elevated risk ratio for both groups compared with peers in the general population, mainly due to more frequent unnatural deaths, especially suicides. Time at first placement was not related to mortality among men, but there was a weak tendency of a higher risk ratio for girls placed at age 7-12. Information on time spent in care is used with caution, due to possible problems with reliability. Almost all comparisons between the foster care and the comparison group fell short of statistical significance. For foster children who had spent more than five years in care, the risk ratio tended to be higher than for foster children with shorter care experience, and similar to that of the comparison group. Foster children who had been in care for less then six years thus tended to have a lower risk ratio than the comparison group.

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