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Social Policy Review 21Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009$
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Kirstein Rummery, Ian Greener, and Chris Holden

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423733

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.001.0001

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Family income as a protective factor for child outcomes

Family income as a protective factor for child outcomes

(p.166) (p.167) Eight Family income as a protective factor for child outcomes
Social Policy Review 21

Ilan Katz

Gerry Redmond

Policy Press

This chapter considers the issue of intercountry adoption. It presents an almost bewildering range of statistics and adoption patterns that is both comprehensive and surprising. Its conclusions are sobering — that demand for children internationally far outstrips the number of children available for adoption, and that there is significant danger that, where market mechanisms are allowed, this will raise the ‘price’ of children or lead to prospective parents taking on children, particularly older children, with a range of problems for which they may be unprepared. It observes that despite many intercountry adoptions having positive outcomes for children, it is also an area where trafficking is a significant problem, and raises questions about the implication of market-based reforms.

Keywords:   intercountry adoption, demand for children, trafficking, market-based reforms

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