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Is the care system to blame for the poor educational outcomes of children looked after? Evidence from a systematic review and national database analysis

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It is recognised internationally that children in out-of-home care (‘children in care’ or ‘children looked after’) generally have lower educational attainments than other pupils. This article provides two forms of evidence that challenge the view that care status in itself can explain this ‘attainment gap’. A systematic review of 28 studies was conducted to assess the evidence on whether being in care is detrimental to young people's educational outcomes. This is complemented by an analysis o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/cha.2018.22

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Children Australia Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
2
Pages:
135-151
Publication date:
2018-06-01
Acceptance date:
2018-04-11
DOI:
EISSN:
2049-7776
ISSN:
1035-0772
Pubs id:
pubs:835244
URN:
uri:29183236-8ae3-483a-bfcd-4da26720b3f1
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uuid:29183236-8ae3-483a-bfcd-4da26720b3f1
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pubs:835244

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