The Relationship between State Supports and Post-Secondary Enrollment among Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: An Analysis of the National Youth in Transition Database

Authors: 
Watt, T.T.
Kim, S.
Garrison, K.
Type: 
Journal Article
Year Published: 2018
Journal Name: 
Child Welfare
Volume: 96

Issue: 3
Abstract: 

This journal article looks at the rate in which foster care alumni (FCA) use tuition and fee waivers, scholarships, or collaborative supports to enroll in post-secondary education. The researchers used a sample of more than 9,000 FCA from the National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) to examine the effectiveness of these programs. The results show that these initiatives can increase enrollment; however, the effectiveness varies significantly by state. Overall, the study demonstrates the limitation of legislated waivers and collaboratives to ensure a large percentage of youth will access and use these programs to enroll and persist in higher education.

Availability: 
Available for free download: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Toni_Watt/publication/329070921_The_Relationship_between_State_Supports_and_Post-Secondary_Enrollment_among_Youth_Aging_Out_of_Foster_Care_An_Analysis_of_the_National_Youth_in_Transition_Database/links/5bf41d274585150b2bc3e42b/The-Relationship-between-State-Supports-and-Post-Secondary-Enrollment-among-Youth-Aging-Out-of-Foster-Care-An-Analysis-of-the-National-Youth-in-Transition-Database.pdf
Accession Number: 
25787
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