Workshop on Children in out-of-home care

The conference will take place in Building 35, Department of Economics

This workshop invites researchers from across disciplines to share their work to jointly improve our knowledge base on the effectiveness of out-of-home interventions.

Out-of-home care is one of the most intrusive interventions by the welfare state with large consequences for both the family and the child. Studies have demonstrated that long-term outcomes for children in out-of-home care are considerably poorer than for other children in terms of e.g. education, health and criminal record. The discouraging results for children in care have led to a renewed interest in the types of placements that are in use and the contents of interventions.