Presents data on disproportionality or approaches to calculating disproportionality rates, including State and local examples.
Data Brief 2013-1: Recent Demographic Trends in Foster Care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Data, Analysis, Research and Evaluation (2013)
Summarizes changes in the U.S. foster care population, including its size and ethnic composition.
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care (Fiscal Year 2013) (PDF - 2,468 KB)
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Discusses the disproportionality rates for children of color in foster care and represents data from all 50 States, including fiscal year 2013 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System data and 2013 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. Comparisons between 2000 and 2013 disproportionality rates are included, and African-American and Native American disproportionality rates are illustrated in color-coded maps to demonstrate trends over time.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway
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Racial Disproportionality in the Foster Care System in Texas (PDF - 281 KB)
Cheung & Leung (2014)
Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1)
Analyzes the demographic characteristics of children in the Texas foster care system.
A Study of Select Factors That Predict Foster Care Placement of African American Children in Georgia (PDF - 6,758 KB)
Clark Atlanta University
Analyzes how factors, including poverty, neglect, and safety conditions in foster placements, are affected by a child’s race in the Georgia child welfare system.