The Economic Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Issue Brief
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Jan 30, 2013
Amy Dworsky
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.

Youth Demonstration Development Project


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

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