The value of a college degree for foster care alumni: comparisons with general population samples.

@article{Salazar2013TheVO,
  title={The value of a college degree for foster care alumni: comparisons with general population samples.},
  author={Amy M. Salazar},
  journal={Social work},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={139-50}
}
Higher education is associated with substantial adult life benefits, including higher income and improved quality of life, among others. The current study compared adult outcomes of 250 foster care alumni college graduates with two samples of general population graduates to explore the role higher education plays in these young adults' lives. Outcomes compared include employment, income, housing, public assistance, physical and mental health, happiness, and other outcomes that are often found… CONTINUE READING