Changes in the age at which Australian young people leave home: contributory factors and policy implications for care-leavers

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Foster care Child welfare Child protection Out-of-home care Teenage youth Youth Queensland
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Leaving home is a key part of the transition to adulthood. There is evidence in many countries, including Australia, that young people are remaining at home for longer. This paper explores this issue using Australian data, considers factors driving the trend, and implications for young people leaving out-of-home care.

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