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Apparently low-income families are more likely to be foster carers. Either because there is an adult that doesn't work already, or because of the perverse incentive that the Child Benefit payments (a meagre 70 pounds a month) make to the family's finances.

The idea that foster parents may be doing it because they get 70 quid a month from the government is horrifying to me.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jan 11th, 2008 at 11:03:00 AM EST
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