The Economic Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Jan 30, 2013
The brief describes the characteristics and economic well-being of young people aging out of foster care who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). It also compares their economic self-sufficiency with that of their heterosexual peers also aging out of care. The analysis uses data from the Midwest Study of Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth, a longitudinal study that followed a sample of young people from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin as they transitioned out of foster care and into adulthood.