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Residential Care of Children: Comparative Perspectives

Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec


This book fills major gaps in knowledge about residential care of children, and is sure to inform ongoing debates within and between nations about the appropriate use of such institutions. Each “case study” chapter provides a rich description of the development, current status, and future of residential care in countries from Brazil to Botswana. Chapters describe how residential care is defined in the country in question, how it has evolved over time, including its history, trends over time, and any “landmark” events in the history of residential care. The chapters examine factors (historical, ... More

Keywords: future of residential care, historical factors, political factors, economic factors, ideological factors, cultural factors, development, cross-national perspective

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark E. Courtney, editor
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Dorota Iwaniec, editor
The Queen's University, Belfast

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