Journal article

Understanding lifetime homeless duration: investigating wave 1 findings from the Journeys Home project

Rosanna Scutella, Guy Johnson, Julie Moschion, Yi-Ping Tseng, Mark Wooden

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

The variation in the amount of time people remain homeless has important policy implications with respect to reducing long-term homelessness and designing more effective early intervention approaches. This paper examines the factors that influence lifetime homeless duration in Australia using data from the first wave of Journeys Home, a new national survey of individuals exposed to high levels of housing insecurity that employs more rigorous sampling methods than previously used. Those at increased risk of long durations of homelessness over their lifetimes include people who had less family support in childhood, shorter work histories and lower education levels. We also find evidence suppor..

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