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Risk factors for homelessness

Author: Havi Echenberg; Hilary Jensen; Canada. Library of Parliament,; Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service,
Publisher: Ottawa : Library of Parliament = Bibliothèque du Parlement, 2012.
Series: Background paper (Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service), no. PRB 08-51E.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Researchers have identified certain factors that may increase the likelihood that a person will experience homelessness. The broadest analysis has attempted to isolate "individual" and "structural" causes of homelessness, and to gauge the relative importance of each; but the paths to homelessness are as complex and varied as the homeless population itself, and defy easy categorization. (1) This paper presents a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Havi Echenberg; Hilary Jensen; Canada. Library of Parliament,; Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service,
OCLC Number: 966984357
Notes: "Reviewed 17 May 2012."
Issued also in French under title: Facteurs de risque de l'itinérance.
Distributed by the Government of Canada Depository Services Program (Weekly acquisitions list 2016-50).
Description: 1 online resource (i, 9 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Mental illness and substance abuse --
Marital breakdown and abusive relationships --
Transitions out of institutionalized care --
Affordability --
Inadequate incomes --
Cost of housing --
Economic conditions --
Multiple risk factors --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Background paper (Canada. Parliamentary Information and Research Service), no. PRB 08-51E.
Responsibility: Havi Echenberg, Hilary Jensen.

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"Researchers have identified certain factors that may increase the likelihood that a person will experience homelessness. The broadest analysis has attempted to isolate "individual" and "structural" causes of homelessness, and to gauge the relative importance of each; but the paths to homelessness are as complex and varied as the homeless population itself, and defy easy categorization. (1) This paper presents a broad overview of some key risk factors for homelessness"--Introduction.

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