Risk factors for first-time homelessness in low-income women

Erika R. Lehmann, Philip H Kass, Christiana M. Drake, Sara B. Nichols

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Abstract

Determinants of first-time homelessness were evaluated in Sacramento, California and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. First-time homeless women had more cumulative risks for homelessness than low-income never-homeless women, even with the putative advantage of higher levels of education. Solutions to homelessness should address more than one dimension of risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Case-control studies
  • Homeless persons
  • Poverty
  • Social epidemiology
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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