Change Indicator

Foster Care - Youth (age 18 to 20) aging out during reporting period in Pennsylvania

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Why This Indicator Matters

Youth who exit care at age 18-21 to a non-family setting are more likely to have poorer adult outcomes, such as homelessness, incarceration, inability to complete education, and lack of employment.
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Definition and Source



Youth (age 18 or older) who exited from foster care to a non-family setting (emancipation, transfer to another agency, or runaway).

Data Source

PPC analysis of AFCARS longitudinal file produced by Public Consulting Group for Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families.


S = Suppressed.  Statistics (rates, ratios, percents) are not calculated and displayed for counts less than 10 (or less than 3 for Bayesian/Nearest Neighbor rates). This is due to the unreliability of statistics based on small numbers of events.

Last Updated

January 2024