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Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education

Reaching Higher

Authors: Gross, Jacob P.

  • Provides broader context for understanding how the foster care systems works, the demographics of foster youth, trends in foster care, and outcomes for former foster youth
  • Fills gap in support for practitioners in post-secondary education lacking resources of support for former foster youth 
  • Original analysis intersecting child welfare and higher education
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About this book

This book examines the attainment gap between foster youth and their peers. Specifically focusing on post-secondary access and success for foster youth, Gross points out the challenges foster youth face in the primary and secondary school context, such as being less likely to complete high school. These barriers to former foster youth continue once enrolled in post-secondary education, and can manifest as lack of institutional support, financial barriers, and limited to no familial support. The author discusses what policy makers and practitioners need to know to better support the educational attainment of former foster youth. 

About the authors

Jacob P. Gross is Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Louisville, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Gross, Jacob P.

  • Benefits of and Barriers to Higher Education

    Pages 13-37

    Gross, Jacob P.

  • An Overview: Foster Care and Policies Designed to Support Youth in Care

    Pages 39-59

    Gross, Jacob P. (et al.)

  • Transitions Out of Care

    Pages 61-88

    Gross, Jacob P.

  • College Readiness and Enrollment Among Baccalaureate Degree Seekers

    Pages 89-105

    Gross, Jacob P. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99459-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99458-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education
Book Subtitle
Reaching Higher
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99459-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99459-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99458-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 168
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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