ERIC Number: EJ694590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 44
Finding Homeless Youth. Patterns Based on Geographical Area and Number of Homeless Episodes
Witkin, Andrea L.; Milburn, Norweeta G.; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Batterham, Philip; May, Susanne; Brooks, Ronald
Youth and Society, v37 n1 p62-84 Sep 2005
A census of homeless youth was conducted in locations across Los Angeles County, California. Building on previous research that has focused on homeless youth in cruise areas, the authors examined demographic and behavioral differences between homeless youth in cruise and noncruise areas. Youth in cruise areas were more likely than youth in noncruise areas to be older, to have been away from home longer, to have recently visited community-based agencies, and were likely to have resided in shelters and less likely to attend school. These data suggest possible selection bias in earlier studies that relied primarily on homeless youth from cruise areas.
Descriptors: Homeless People
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California