'State Orphans' in the United States: A Failure of Intergenerational Solidarity

16 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012 Last revised: 22 Jun 2012

See all articles by Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

Emory University School of Law; University of Florida Levin College of Law

Date Written: March 28, 2012

Abstract

This article reviews the situation of youth exiting foster care in the United States in a time of economic crisis and argues that reforms are needed to insure that children who are taken into state custody for their own protection do not exit into a social and economic void.

Suggested Citation

Woodhouse, Barbara Bennett, 'State Orphans' in the United States: A Failure of Intergenerational Solidarity (March 28, 2012). Emory Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-202, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030244 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2030244

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (Contact Author)

Emory University School of Law ( email )

1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
404-727-4934 (Phone)
404-727-6820 (Fax)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
125
Abstract Views
1,022
rank
307,977
PlumX Metrics