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Young children in institutional care in Europe

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Abstract: Research shows that young children are frequently placed in institutional care throughout America, Europe and Asia. This occurs despite wide acknowledgement that institutional care is associated with more negative consequences than family-based care. For example, children in institutional care are more likely to suffer from attachment disorder, developmental delay and deterioration in brain development. This paper looks at several studies as a basis for a discussion on the reasons for institutional care, promotion of the rights of the child and moving children out of institutions.
Authors: Browne, K. , Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. , Johnson, R. , Chou, S.
Category: Research
End Page: 18
Serial number: 105
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , infrastructure
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2005
Right: © 2005 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 15
Title: Young children in institutional care in Europe