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Split families and the future of children: immigration enforcement and foster care placements

Abstract:

Tougher immigration enforcement has been responsible for approximately 1.8 million deportations between 2009 and 2013 alone. Children enter the foster care system when their parents are apprehended, deported, and unable to care for them. We find that the average increase in interior immigration enforcement over the 2001 through 2015 period contributed to raising the share of Hispanic children entering foster care between 15 and 21 percent. Given the revival of police-based immigration enforce...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1257/pandp.20181104

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SAME
Publisher:
American Economic Association Publisher's website
Journal:
AEA Papers and Proceedings Journal website
Volume:
108
Issue:
May 2018
Pages:
368-72
Publication date:
2018-05-01
Acceptance date:
2017-10-30
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EISSN:
2574-0776
ISSN:
2574-0768
Pubs id:
pubs:819894
URN:
uri:1ec8f001-6431-4739-8196-7629b8187066
UUID:
uuid:1ec8f001-6431-4739-8196-7629b8187066
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pubs:819894

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