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Trends in intercountry adoption: Analysis of data from 20 receiving countries, 1998-2004

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Peter Selman



The implications of developments in intercountry adoption worldwide in the early years of the twenty-first century are explored, based on analysis of data from 20 receiving countries. Between 1998 and 2004, intercountry adoption increased by 42 per cent. Problems in data collection and analysis are examined, as is the reliability of estimates of numbers of children sent by countries of origin when derived from data provided by receiving countries. Also considered are various measures of standardization which can be used to facilitate comparison between countries and show trends over time. The potential for more detailed comparative analysis is explored.

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Author(s): Selman PF

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Population Research

Year: 2006

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

Pages: 183-204

Print publication date: 01/11/2006

ISSN (print): 1443-2447

ISSN (electronic): 1835-9469


DOI: 10.1007/BF03031815


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