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Parental Incarceration: Recent Trends and Implications for Child Welfare

Elizabeth I. Johnson; Jane Waldfogel

Title:
Parental Incarceration: Recent Trends and Implications for Child Welfare
Author(s):
Johnson, Elizabeth I.
Waldfogel, Jane
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Social Work
Volume:
76
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Social Service Review
Abstract:
Using national survey data, we analyze 11-year trends in parental incarceration. Results indicate that children with incarcerated parents have become an increasingly large share of the foster care population since the mid-1980s and a notable share of U.S. children living with grandparent caregivers. Findings underscore the need to develop and implement specific child welfare and criminal justice policies for serving these families.
Subject(s):
Individual and family studies
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/341184
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