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ERIC Number: EJ917858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Social Support and Social Network Ties among the Homeless in a Downtown Atlanta Park
Reitzes, Donald C.; Crimmins, Timothy J.; Yarbrough, Johanna; Parker, Josie
Journal of Community Psychology, v39 n3 p274-291 Apr 2011
This study applies a typology of social support with 3 categories of social networks to investigate social ties and their benefits for homeless people. Data were derived from a 2-year long series of participant observations of homeless or precariously housed people who came regularly to a downtown Atlanta public park. The findings are as follows: (a) the homeless men and women who regularly visited the park obtained four types of support: tangible, advice, belonging, and esteem support from non-kin, family, and formal social services; and (b) the homeless combined support provided by different social networks in attempts to address their substantial needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia