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Foster children -- Longitudinal studies, Ex-foster children -- United States -- Social conditions, Ex-foster children -- United States -- Psychology, School-to-work transition -- United States -- Evaluation, School-to-work transition -- United States -- Social aspects


The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth (Midwest Study) is a longitudinal study that has been following a sample of young people from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois as they transition out of foster care into adulthood. It is a collaborative effort involving Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago; the University of Wisconsin Survey Center; and the public child welfare agencies in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This report concentrates on the outcomes of 19 year old youth as they "age out" of the child welfare system and transition to adulthood.


This paper was published by Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, Copyright 2005. The full text version of this report may not be the most recent or accurate. For the latest updated version of this , please visit Chapin Hall's website:

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