Understanding Young People’s Transitions from State Care: the need for connections,

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Over the last decade in a growing number of countries there has emerged an interest in the experiences of young people leaving state care. This has included a limited amount of cross national comparison. This paper reports the bleak descriptive picture of poor outcomes and lack of support that has emerged
but cautions that this be recognised as primarily expressing an Anglo-American descriptive empirical engagement with the issue. It then goes on to argue for using Esping-Anderson’s three types of welfare regime and the European Union policy goal of social inclusion as starting points to develop a more dynamic, systemic international picture of care leaving.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-319
Number of pages10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Leaving care, Youth transition, Welfare regime, Social inclusion


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