Quantitative care-leaving outcomes in South Africa 2020

Girls and Boys Town and the University of Johannesburg are pleased to distribute the 2020 report on care-leaving in South Africa. This is a mixed-methods longitudinal study with 150 participants (at baseline) with data collected annually over seven years from 2012 to 2019. (We collected eight-year data at the end of 2020.) The report presents quantitative results concerning:

  • A description of participants at the time of leaving care.
  • A description of a range of care-leaving outcomes over the first six years of leaving care. (We omitted the seventh year due to the small sample size.)
  • An examination of the contribution of resilience variables measured at baseline to care-leaving outcomes over the first six years out of care.
  • Based on the results, we draw implications for in-care and aftercare practice.

We hope that this report may provide helpful points of comparison in the south of Africa for your research elsewhere in the world.

You can download the report from here.

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