ERIC Number: ED122935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding and Measuring the Cost of Foster Family Care.
Culley, James D.; And Others
This report presents an instrument for estimating the direct and indirect costs of raising foster children in different regions of the United States. It also contains three primary research studies on foster care delivery systems, an in-depth study of foster parents in Delaware, a summary of major differences and similarities in payment systems, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and an analysis of foster parents' and foster care social workers' responses to questions related to foster care payment systems. Recommendations concerning the use of the instrument, data tables and other supportive materials and an annotated bibliography of related materials are provided. (Author/BRT)
Descriptors: Accounting, Child Care, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Costs, Delivery Systems, Efficiency, Foster Children, Foster Family, Foster Homes, Program Costs, Research, Research Methodology, Social Workers, State Aid, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Unit Costs
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Purnell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Paper, $6.50); or Region III Office of Child Development, U.S.D.H.E.W., 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101 (Paper, $6.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware