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Florence Neymotin
''The impact of state subsidies for family leave on foster care and adoptions''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.2 )
The present analysis explores the impact of changes to state-level benefits in New Jersey (2009), Rhode Island (2013), and California (2004) on the number of children in foster care or adoption systems. Data from the Children's Bureau are combined with Census population estimates to produce yearly per-capita measures of adoption and foster care during 2007-2016. The effects of state-level benefits related with those federally mandated by the Family Medical Leave Act on foster care and adoption are explored, with suggestions made for future policy and research into various kinds of support for individuals providing fostering and adoptive care.
Keywords: Family Medical Leave Act, AFCARS, Adoption, Foster care, Differencing
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue: General
Manuscript Received : Jan 09 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 28 2018

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