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Message ID: 8183
Date: 2009-06-04

Author:Ryan, Joseph Patrick

Subject:RE: Comparing outcomes for foster children to children left in their own homes

These papers raise important questions and the methods are quite sophisticated. Yet, there are at least two important issues to keep in mind when reading this work. First, the analyses focus on cases on the margin. It is not exactly clear what this means for caseworkers in the field or what specific implications this might have for agency policy. When Professor Doyle's first study of foster care was released - headlines often failed to include this critical distinction of "cases on the margin" - and jumped immediately to "troubled homes better than foster care" (USA Today article July 2007). Second, I believe the term "foster care" includes all types of out of home placements, not just what some might consider a family (kin or non kin) foster home.



Joe







Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D.

Children and Family Research Center

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://www.socialwork.uiuc.edu/people/faculty/ryanJoseph.html

________________________________

From: bounce-3985764-9340674@list.cornell.edu [bounce-3985764-9340674@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of NCCPR@aol.com [NCCPR@aol.com]

Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 6:20 AM

To: CHILD-MALTREATMENT-RESEARCH-L@cornell.edu

Subject: Comparing outcomes for foster children to children left in their own homes



Prof. Joseph Doyle of MIT, who did a study in 2007 comparing outcomes for children left in their own homes to foster children taken from their homes in similar cases, has a follow-up study. This time, he compared which group was more likely to be arrested as adults.

The original study, comparing youth employment, juvenile crime and teen pregnancy, is available here: http://www.mit.edu/~jjdoyle/doyle_fosterlt_march07_aer.pdf The newer study can be found here: http://www.mit.edu/~jjdoyle/doyle_jpe_aug08.pdf Also of interest, a comparison done by University of Minnesota researchers. An abstract is available here: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=A33D0C6A4AD3574EEE47EDBBFDEECA83.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=405269

Richard Wexler

Executive Director

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202)

Alexandria VA 22314

703-212-2006

www.nccpr.org



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These papers raise important questions and the methods are quite sophisticated. Yet, there are at least two important issues to keep in mind when reading this work. First, the analyses focus on cases on the margin. It is not exactly clear what this means for caseworkers in the field or what specific implications this might have for agency policy. When Professor Doyle's first study of foster care was released - headlines often failed to include this critical distinction of "cases on the margin" - and jumped immediately to "troubled homes better than foster care" (USA Today article July 2007). Second, I believe the term "foster care" includes all types of out of home placements, not just what some might consider a family (kin or non kin) foster home.



Joe







Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D.

Children and Family Research Center

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

http://www.socialwork.uiuc.edu/people/faculty/ryanJoseph.html

________________________________

From: bounce-3985764-9340674list.cornell.edu [bounce-3985764-9340674list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of NCCPRaol.com [NCCPRaol.com]

Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2009 6:20 AM

To: CHILD-MALTREATMENT-RESEARCH-Lcornell.edu

Subject: Comparing outcomes for foster children to children left in their own homes



Prof. Joseph Doyle of MIT, who did a study in 2007 comparing outcomes for children left in their own homes to foster children taken from their homes in similar cases, has a follow-up study. This time, he compared which group was more likely to be arrested as adults.

The original study, comparing youth employment, juvenile crime and teen pregnancy, is available here: http://www.mit.edu/~jjdoyle/doyle_fosterlt_march07_aer.pdf The newer study can be found here: http://www.mit.edu/~jjdoyle/doyle_jpe_aug08.pdf Also of interest, a comparison done by University of Minnesota researchers. An abstract is available here: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract;jsessionid=A33D0C6A4AD3574EEE47EDBBFDEECA83.tomcat1?fromPage=online&aid=405269

Richard Wexler

Executive Director

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform

53 Skyhill Road (Suite 202)

Alexandria VA 22314

703-212-2006

www.nccpr.org



________________________________

Limited Time Offers: Save big on popular laptops at Dell