International - The negative impact of social exclusion

Country: University of Amsterdam, SOS Children's Villages

Target group: Careleavers - exclusion

Main goal of the project: With this research, carried out by researchers from the University of Amsterdam, SOS Children's Villages wants to give vulnerable young people in care a voice and put their problems on national and international development agendas. Because these young people also deserve a genuine chance of a future in which they can fulfill their aspirations and dreams.

Short summary: Research results on the causes and risks of exclusion among care-leavers

Finding a job, entering into stable social relationships, acceptance by society: it is a challenge for many young people worldwide. For vulnerable young people who leave care, it is often even more difficult. Stigmatization, the feeling of being treated differently, having trouble making independent decisions or having the idea of not being well prepared - this is a selection of the responses of more than 340 young people (SOS youths and young people from other healthcare institutions in the relevant countries) from six different countries that participated in our study of social exclusion among health-care-leavers.

The six country reports and the synthesis report of the research can be found on the website of sos children villages:

Useful links (video’s, websites etc.): Contact person & organization: Anja de Boer, SOS kinderdorpen, The Netherlands,

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