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Title:Foster Care Placement Decisions: Is Race a Factor
Author(s):Harris, Gardenia
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Poertner, John
Department / Program:Social Work
Discipline:Social Work
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:This is a cross-sectional retrospective study of the decision to place children in foster care in Illinois. Computerized administrative data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis and Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis. Data revealed that the number of investigator home visits, the number of other investigator contacts, the number of previous indicated allegations, and infancy were the strongest predictors of the placement decision. This document includes literature reviews of factors that affect the placement decision, and race and child welfare.
Issue Date:1999
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:220 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87352
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953039
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999


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