ERIC Number: ED332076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Enumerating Homeless Persons: Methods and Data Needs. Conference Proceedings [November 1990].
Taeuber, Cynthia M., Ed.
This document contains these presentations from the Enumerating Homeless Persons conference: (1) "Conference Welcome" (Pat Carlile); (2) "Conference Objectives" (Charles Jones); (3) "Deciding Where We Are" (Barbara Everitt Bryant, Cynthia M. Taeuber, and Tom Jones); (4) "Judging Where We Are Going and How to Do It" (Anna Kondratas); (5) "Facilitator Remarks" (Susan Miskura); (6) "Federal Data Collection Needs and Requirements" (Chris Walker); (7) "What to Look for in Studies That Try to Count the Homeless" (Martha R. Burt); (8) "Overview of Seven Studies" (Martha R. Burt and Cynthia M. Taeuber); (9) "National Survey of Shelters for the Homeless" (Garret Moran, David Marker, Alexa Fraser, Sharon Beausejour, and Janice Machado); (10) "Counting the Nation's Homeless Population in the 1990 Census" (Cynthia M. Taeuber and Paul Siegel); (11) "Assessments of the 1990 S-Night Census Operation and Overview of the Experimental S-Day Method" (Laurel Schwede, Matt Salo, and Pamela Campanelli); (12) "Developing the Estimate of 500,000 to 600,000 Homeless People in the United States in 1987" (Martha R. Burt); (13) "The Nashville Method" (Barrett A. Lee); (14) "Lessons from the 1985-1986 Chicago Homeless Study" (Peter H. Rossi); (15) "Estimation of the Number of Homeless and Mentally Ill Persons in Three California Counties" (M. Audrey Burnam); (16) "Techniques for Estimating the Size of the Homeless Population in Colorado" (Franklin J. James); (17) "The RTI Method: Sampling Over Time" (Michael Dennis, Ronaldo Iachan, Jutta Thornberry, and Robert Bray); (18) "Biases Arising from Choice of Site and Informant" (Kim Hopper); (19) "Biases Arising from Choice of Site and Informant: Who is Missed" (Pamela Fischer); (20) "Estimates of the Homeless in Houston, Texas" (Donald J. Baumann); (21) "Biases from Choice of Site and Informant" (George J. McCall); (22) "The Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders" (William R. Breakey); (23) "Issues in the Selection of Measures" (Elmer L. Streuning); (24) "Sampling Issues in Estimating the Extent of Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Illness Problems" (Michael Dennis and Ronald Iachan); (25) "Discussant Comments" (Howard H. Goldman); and (26) "Counting the Homeless: What Counts?" (David S. Cordray). The final section contains work group reports on technical topics, such as sampling; definitions; validity, feasibility, and cost effectiveness; estimating undercounts; longitudinal studies; and methods to estimate the "at-risk" population. (LLL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Interagency Council on the Homeless.; Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD.