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

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2007 Jan;77(1):20-8. doi: 10.1037/0002-9432.77.1.20.

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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • California / epidemiology
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Homeless Persons / psychology*
  • Homeless Persons / statistics & numerical data
  • Housing / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Pennsylvania / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Support
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Unemployment / statistics & numerical data