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Published: 26 March 2009

240 Pages | 14 black and white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195309188

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Residential Care of Children

Comparative Perspectives

Edited by Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec

  • features chapters by distinguished contributors from a wide range of countries, from Ireland to Romania to Botswana
  • brings insights about other countries' approaches to the tricky matter of residential care, helping US social workers and policymakers see how things are done elsewhere
  • provides a wealth of readable historical information along with solid facts about each country's child welfare system
  • addresses current international debate about the use of residential care and shows the debate to be too simplistic

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