Running Away from Out-of-Home Care: A Multilevel Analysis

Title
Running Away from Out-of-Home Care: A Multilevel Analysis
Author
김한성
Keywords
runaway; foster care; ecological perspectives; multilevel analysis
Issue Date
2015-03
Publisher
WILEY-BLACKWELL
Citation
CHILDREN & SOCIETY, v. 29, NO 2, Page. 109-121
Abstract
Previous research suggests that the likelihood of runaway episodes among children in out-of-home care varies across different communities/regions. However, the potential regional variation has rarely been reflected in attempts to understand runaway episodes in out-of-home care systems. The current study examines the effects of child characteristics, family characteristics and child welfare system-related characteristics on the likelihood of runaway episodes among children in out-of-home care, while accounting for county-level variations in the risk of runaway behaviours. The authors employed multi-level analyses using data on children aged 12-17 from the 2009 AFCARS database. Results demonstrate that the likelihood of runaway episodes varied across counties. Accounting for county variation, children's ages, gender, diagnosed clinical conditions, family structures, number of removals, number of placements, removal manner, and case plan goals significantly predicted runaway status. Implications are discussed. (C# 2013 The Author#s# Children Society #C) 2013 National Children's Bureau and Blackwell Publishing Limited
URI
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/chso.12019/abstract;jsessionid=21DA837CDEE98ACDFACD06C5F0FD86D8.f02t03http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/23456
ISSN
0951-0605; 1099-0860
DOI
10.1111/chso.12019
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COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES[S](사회과학대학) > SOCIOLOGY(사회학과) > Articles
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