A 'stock and flow' analysis of Australian child protection data

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Title A 'stock and flow' analysis of Australian child protection data
Author Tilbury, Clare
Journal Name Communities, Children and Families Australia
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian College for Child and Family Protection Practitioners Inc
Abstract While the number and rate of children in out-of-home care in Australia has increased significantly in recent years, the number of children entering care each year has decreased in many jurisdictions. This highlights the need to consider both prevalence and incidence (also known as “stock and flow”) data in understanding trends in the care system. Such analyses provide a more accurate and dynamic picture of the current system drivers. The main reason for the trend of rising prevalence alongside stable incidence rates at entry to care is the increasing length of time children stay in care.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=135034124322196;res=IELHSS
Volume 4
Issue Number 2
Page from 9
Page to 17
ISSN 1833-6280
Date Accessioned 2011-01-25
Date Available 2011-03-09T07:31:23Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Social Program Evaluation
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37009
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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