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Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century
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Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century

Edited by:
  • Richard B. McKenzie - Politics and Society, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine, USA

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Family Policy

January 1999 | 334 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume reviews the policy reforms necessary in the United States for children's homes to become reliable solutions for many of the nation's disadvantaged and abused children. The contributors explore a variety of topics including: judicial issues; child maltreatment; the history of children's homes; regulation and funding; and solutions for reform.
Heidi Goldsmith
Foreword
Richard B McKenzie
Rethinking Orphanages
An Introduction  
 
PART ONE: CHILD CARE IN THE UNITED STATES
Conna Craig and Derek Herbert
The State of Child Welfare
Estella Moriarty
The Nation's Child Welfare Problems as Viewed from the Bench
Richard J Gelles
Family Preservation and Child Maltreatment
 
PART TWO: THE HISTORY AND IMPACT OF ORPHANAGES
Marvin Olasky
The Rise and Fall of American Orphanages
Ross D London
The 1994 Orphanage Debate
A Study in the Politics of Annihilation  
Richard B McKenzie
Orphanage Alumni
How They Have Done and How They Evaluate Their Experience  
John N McCall
Research on the Psychological Effects of Orphanage Care
A Critical Review  
William F Shughart II and William F Chappell
Fostering the Demand for Adoptions
An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Orphanages and Foster Care on Adoptions in the United States  
 
PART THREE: PROBLEMS IN BRINGING BACK ORPHANAGES
Karol C Boudreaux and Donald J Boudreaux
Social Security, Social Workers and the Care of Dependent Children
Dwight R Lee
A Public Choice Analysis of Child Care Dollars
The Political Bias in Favor of the Status Quo  
Margaret McFarlane Wright
Who will Mow the Lawn at Boys Town
Child Labor Laws in an Institutional Setting  
Michael DeBow
The Regulation of Orphanages
A Survey and Critique  
Joseph L Maxwell III
Funding Our Children's Future
The Interplay of Funding and Regulatory Philosophies on Private Children's Homes  
Donald Wyant, Del Bradshaw and Richard B McKenzie
The Cost of Care in Institutions and Families
 
PART FOUR: THE PATH TO REFORM
Richard B McKenzie
Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century
A Search for Reform of the Nation's Child Welfare System  

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