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Adolescent Antecedents of Young Adult Homelessness: a Cross-national Path Analysis

Jessica A Heerde, Jennifer A Bailey, John W Toumbourou, Bosco Rowland, Richard F Catalano



Adolescent and young adult health, development, and behavior lay a foundation for future population health. Increasing rates of young adult homelessness mean there is a need for research which generates evidence to support a stronger focus on population-level prevention. Using longitudinal data from a population-based sample of young adults participating in the cross-nationally matched International Youth Development Study, we examined adolescent antecedents of young adult homelessness in Washington State in the USA and in Victoria, Australia. Participants were surveyed using a modified version of the Communities That Care youth survey. Analyses of prospective, longitudinal data from 1945 pa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Heerde was supported by funding from a University of Melbourne, Melbourne Research Fellowship at the time this paper was written. Dr Heerde is grateful for support from the Westpac Scholars Trust (Research Fellowship, 2017-2020). The authors are grateful for the financial support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA012140), National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (R01AA017188), Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 491241, 594793, 1047902) and Australian Research Council (DP109574, DPO663371, DPO877359). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the funders. The funding agencies did not have any involvement in the analysis and interpretation of data, the writing of the article or the submission of the article for publication.