This fact sheet examines out-of-home placement rates for children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The data finds that children in remote rural areas have overall higher rates of out-of-home placements. It also provides data on placement rates by rural or urban status to help inform policy makers as they discuss the child welfare system.
National Fact Sheet No. 19
Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Wells, Melissa; and Dineen, Michael, "Out-of-home care by state and place: higher placement rates for children in some remote rural places" (2010). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 104.
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