HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

The Impact of State Subsidies for Family Leave on Foster Care and Adoptions

Document Type

Article

Date

2018

Publication Title

Economics Bulletin

ISSN or ISBN

1545-2921

Volume

38

Issue

2

First Page

870

Last Page

879

Description

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.

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