Foster care disparities in Oregon across race/ethnicity and economic characteristics Public

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  • This thesis analyzes different aspects of the Oregon foster care system. It does this first by looking at racial/ethnic disparities across counties. Then it analyzes the relationship between foster care rates and child poverty rates, childhood food insecurity rates, free and reduced lunch eligibility rates, and unemployment rates for Oregon’s 36 counties. Children who identify as American Indian/Alaskan Native and African American or Black were found to be overrepresented when compared with White children, and children who were Asian and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander were found to be underrepresented. A positive correlation was found between foster care rates and child poverty rates, but no correlation was found for childhood food insecurity, free and reduced lunch eligibility, and unemployment rates. The results of this thesis indicate the need for further research into the racial/ethnic disparities and warrant policy attention for the overrepresentation of American Indian/Alaskan Native and Black children in foster care. Key Words: Foster care, poverty, food insecurity, unemployment, free and reduced lunch eligibility
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