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Residential Transitions Among Homeless Families and Homeless Single Individuals: A Comparison Study
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Based on a three-wave panel study, this paper compares the patterns of residential transitions between homeless and domiciled states among homeless women with children, single women and single men. It examines the extent of utilization of resources and support from work, income support programs, and informal social systems when initially homeless individuals were domiciled. The analysis largely confirms previous research findings that homeless adults constitute a diverse population that experience a varying degree of deprivation of conventional shelter and residential instability. The findings also highlight two easy-to-identify attributes - family status and gender - as important differentials in the design of programs to help homeless people leave homelessness and maintain a stable domicile (Authors)
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1998
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