Introduction to the special issue: Outcomes of children raised in out-of-home care

Janna Verbruggen, Victor van der Geest, Catrien Bijleveld


The aim of this special issue is to examine the outcomes of children who were raised for part of their childhood in out-of-home care, including in foster care and institutions. There is a growing body of literature examining the transition to adulthood for young people leaving care. While these studies generally show that youths raised in care are at risk of experiencing adverse outcomes in adulthood, the amount of literature is still small. This special issue was initiated to bring together studies on the aftercare experiences of women and men, from a variety of disciplines, covering different countries and historical periods.



foster care; out-of-home care;

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