This study is the first international collaboration about the transition to adulthood of young people with disabilities from state care in China. It tests whether socioeconomic outcomes are different for young people who had foster care compared to institutional care. It applies a social inclusion framework to compare how the care type affects facilitators of social inclusion: social contact, education and disability support; and the impact of the facilitators on socioeconomic outcomes. It analyses national state care datasets, policy documents and participatory fieldwork. The results provide evidence to Chinese and Australian researchers and government to improve social inclusion by changing institutionalisation practices.
Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
Partners / Collaborators
Le Yi Hui Consulting Ltd, Beijing
Fisher, K.R., Shang, X. (2017), Organisational supervision or intrusion to achieve quality foster care in China? 14th EASP Conference, Nagoya, 2-3 August