Statistics and research on the outcomes for former foster youth are found in the following studies and sources:
National Coalition for the Homeless, 1998, Cook, 1991, Child Welfare League of America, 2007
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (2006) : www.aecf.org.
From foster care to young adulthood, p. 251-270.
Transitioning from congregate care: Preparation and outcomes, 15:507-518.
Early outcomes for young adults transitioning from out-of-home care in the USA, p. 209-219.