NCWWI

Disparities & Disproportionality in Child Welfare: Analysis of the Research

This report provides a compilation and analysis of research related to racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities in child welfare. The review, of over 200 sources, addresses research on child welfare decision-making stages. It describes the main explanatory frameworks that have been formulated for racial disparities in child welfare and includes associated research findings. It also extends to a broader examination of research that explores the role of race as child welfare interacts with other systems of service provision. (2010)