The Low Service Utilization Groups

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Table 3 presents the results of multinomial regression models predicting membership into the moderate- and high- service utilization groups. The low service utilization group is the reference group. The multivariate analyzes control for indicators representing individual-level characteristics, foster care experiences, and child welfare system factors. Furthermore, these analyzes suggest that the results reported in Table 2 are robust.

Child welfare system factors
Receipt of services is significantly different for youth in states that have extended foster care policies compared to states that have not extended foster care policies. Youth in states that have extended foster care policies is 16% more likely to be in the moderate service group and 28% less likely to be in the high service group compared to youth in the lower services group.

Receipt of services for youth in states that deliver state-administered or centralized child welfare services are significantly different from county-administered or hybrid-administered child welfare states. Youth in state-administered states is 91% more likely to be in the high service group.

Youth who are placed in large metropolitan areas are significantly less likely to be in the moderate (26% less likely) or high (24% less likely) service groups compared to youth in smaller metropolitan areas. In contrast to large metropolitan areas, those in large fringe areas are not significantly different from the smaller metropolitan…
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