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    STUDIA SOCIOLOGIA - Issue no. 1 / 2010  
         
  Article:   FROM CHILD PROTECTION TO HIGHER EDUCATION. ENDOGENOUS AND EXOGENOUS FACTORS INFLUENCING PARTICIPATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION OF YOUNG ADULTS BROUGHT UP IN PUBLIC CHILD CARE.

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  Abstract:  Young men and women raised in public child care face high risks of social and economic deprivation in European nations. This study covers three key issues. Firstly, it deals with the issue of how the situation of children living in and leaving from public child care is addressed in the Hungarian and the international strategies and policy papers. Secondly, it attempts to provide insight into both the Hungarian and the international research agenda related to the situation of children and young adults in public child care. In Hungary, there has not been much research that deals with children who were brought up in public child care. Consequently, we do not know much, for instance, about the school career, job progress, or the founding of a family in the case of young adults leaving from public child care. However, many international studies point out that those who were in public care tend to suffer from social discrimination and often fail to cope with their disadvantageous situation. Finally, on the basis of interviews made in Hungary within the framework of the Yippee international research project, it examines the key factors influencing the school performance of young adults in higher education. The aim is to analyze what types of endogenous and exogenous factors influence the educational career of these persons. By that, I hope to explore the policy measures needed to provide holistic, comprehensive support for children and young people in public child care in order to achieve better educational credentials.

Keywords: child protection, child and youth policy, higher education, institutional public care
 
         
     
         
         
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