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Child indicators: Homeless families and children

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:28
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Lewit, Eugene M.
Baker, Linda Schuurmann
Reference Type: 
Published Date: 
Summer/Fall 1996
Published Date (Text): 
Summer/Fall 1996
Publication: 
The Future of Children
Volume: 
6
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
146-158
Year: 
1996
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Abstract: 

This Child Indicators article focuses on available data on homeless families and children. First, it reviews different definitions of homelessness and the most common methods used to estimate the size of the homeless population. It then examines data on subgroups of homeless children and youths in the United States and considers the duration of homelessness for families with children that use shelter services. Finally, it examines trends in the numbers of families who are at risk of losing their housing. (author introduction)

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Page Count: 
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