Care Leavers' Transitions to Independent Living

Young people leaving care typically transition to independent living prematurely and abruptly and against the backdrop of a volatile social network/family context that provides little preparation and support during the transition. Their early transition and care leaver status also exposes them to stigmatization by others. This paper focuses on young care leavers in transition to independent living, exploring their household production, consumption and experiences of stigmatization that impact on their adaptation to new roles and identities.



Citation:

Sally A. Hibbert, Maria G. Piacentini, and Margaret K. Hogg (2007) ,"Care Leavers' Transitions to Independent Living", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Stefania Borghini, Mary Ann McGrath, and Cele Otnes, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 311-312.

Authors

Sally A. Hibbert, Nottingham University, UK
Maria G. Piacentini, Lancaster University, UK
Margaret K. Hogg, Lancaseter University, UK



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2007



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