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ERIC Number: EJ833572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
The Social Service Divide: Service Availability and Accessibility in Rural versus Urban Counties and Impact on Child Welfare Outcomes
Belanger, Kathleen; Stone, Warren
Child Welfare, v87 n4 p101-124 2008
An empirical study of 75 counties in a state found that social services are more available and accessible in urban versus rural counties signaling a need for public policy addressing service allocation. The study also found a relationship between the accessibility of intensive family preservation services and reentry into foster care, a child welfare outcome. Implications for achieving outcomes affecting safety, permanence, and well-being of children, are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
Child Welfare League of America. P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Tel: 800-407-6273; Tel: 770-280-4164; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A