Compares conceptualizations of homelessness as a temporary state through which people pass or a permanent trait that emanates from individual characteristics.
Evidence from a longitudinal study of 564 homeless families in New York City and additional secondary sources supports the view that for families, homelessness is a temporary state that is resolved by the provision of subsidized housing.
Even for single individuals with severe mental disturbances, housing is a key factor in ending homelessness, although here there is more evidence that social services also contribute.
Policy implications are that governments should take a more active role in reducing homelessness by providing access to subsidized housing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Etude longitudinale, Politique sanitaire, Santé mentale, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homeless, Family environment, Social environment, Follow up study, Health policy, Mental health, New York, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 98-0217792
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 11/09/1998.