ERIC Number: EJ577440
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Infants Entering Foster Care Compared to Other Infants Using Birth Status Indicators.
Needell, Barbara; Barth, Richard P.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v22 n12 p1179-87 Dec 1998
A study compared 26,460 maltreated infants who entered foster care between 1989 and 1994 with a random sample of 68,401 other infants. Infants in care were more than twice as likely to have single parents and low birth weight, and twice as likely to have been born with a birth abnormality. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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