ERIC Number: ED133651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Reference Count: 0
Running-Away: A Definitional Dilemma.
Daniels, William L.
The broader question regarding the issue of runaways as a social problem requires incidence figures to estimate the extent of this problem. This paper examines how differing definitions used to describe running away can produce varying estimates of incidence. Due to these variations, levels of incidence range from a low of .0011% to a high of 24.3%. This paper suggests that the definition employed and the resultant estimates of incidence can affect the public's role in providing programming to meet the basic survival needs of youth who run away. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, 1976)