Maybe Orphanages Aren’t So Bad After All, Study Says

Source: http://time.com/3194832/orphanage-study/

By Belinda Luscombe

“In the U.S. there is a movement to see long-term residential care as detrimental to all children…"

Author of biggest study to date says the institutions have been unfairly stigmatized

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Orphanages, as we all know from Charles Dickens, studies of kids from former Eastern Bloc countries and the musical Annie, are bad for children. Except, as a few studies are now beginning to find, when they’re not. The latest study looked at children from five not-so-wealthy countries in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa over the course of three years and found that being in an institution did not necessarily make them much worse off.

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