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Placement stability in kinship and non-kin foster care: A Canadian study
We compared the stability of kinship and non-kin foster placements in the cases handled by one Ontario (Canada) child protection agency in 2008–2010. Non-kin placements were four times more likelyExpand
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Has the Child Welfare Profession Discovered Nepotistic Biases?
A major trend in foster care in developed countries over the past quarter century has been a shift toward placing children with “kin” rather than with unrelated foster parents. This change inExpand
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Alloparental Care and Assistance in a Normatively Patrilocal Society
Parental care is often supplemented by “alloparents.” There is increasing research interest in who these alloparents are and how they affect child well-being. Most earlier research indicates thatExpand
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Maternal foster families provide more stable placements than paternal families
The use of kinship families to provide foster care has been increasing due to changes in legislation and the hope that it will provide better quality placements, but there has been littleExpand
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A model explaining the matrilateral bias in alloparental investment
Significance Parents raising children rely heavily on related helpers (“alloparents”), who are mainly the mother’s kin rather than the father’s. This “matrilateral bias” is cross-culturallyExpand
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Matrilateral Bias in Human Grandmothering
Children receive more care and resources from their maternal grandmothers than from their paternal grandmothers. This asymmetry is the "matrilateral bias" in grandmaternal investment. Here weExpand
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Going Home
Humans have been called “cooperative breeders” because mothers rely heavily on alloparental assistance, and the grandmother life stage has been interpreted as an adaptation for alloparenting. ManyExpand
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Grandmaternal childcare and kinship laterality. Is rural Greece exceptional
Abstract Grandmothers provide more childcare for their daughters' children than for those of their sons, almost everywhere. Exceptions occur where virilocal (patrilocal) postmarital residence makesExpand
The behavioural constellation of deprivation: Compelling framework, messy reality
Abstract Pepper & Nettle's (P&N's) argument is compelling, but apparently contradictory data are easily found. Associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and substance abuse are sometimesExpand