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Aging and Homelessness

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Aging and Homelessness

C I Cohen. Gerontologist.

Abstract

Aging homeless persons have been largely neglected in the gerontological and homeless literature. This article presents an overview of homelessness and aging within the context of a testable, provisional model for explaining homelessness in this population. The author proposes 16 individual and 5 structural and programmatic variables that contribute to the etiology and sustenance of homelessness among aging persons.

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