Jill Woelfer, Dave Hendry
Homelessness among young people aged 13 to 30 is a pressing problem with lasting social and economic consequences for the U.S. By one estimate, 3 million young people experience homelessness annually; that is, about 1 percent of the U.S. population is both young and homeless at some point each year . The psycho-social factors of homeless young people have been studied extensively in the social sciences. In sum, this research shows homeless young people to be a heterogeneous mix of ages, genders, races, and ethnicities, and that the interrelated causes and effects of homeless are multifarious. Among the common…
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