Studies of homelessness have rarely addressed the differences between homed and homeless groups.
Such differences may have significant impacts for subgroups of the homeless population, especially the mentally disabled homeless.
This paper examines the characteristics of a sample of homed and homeless welfare applicants (N=372) in Los Angeles County based on a recent survey conducted by the Department of Public and Social Services.
First, a social geography of the homed and homeless is presented.
Second, an analysis of these survey data indicates that these two populations differ in terms of demographic characteristics, types of employment, and access to institutional and social support.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Homme, Etude comparative, Santé, Bien être, Environnement social, Statut socioéconomique, Coping, Personnalité, Californie, Milieu urbain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : No fixed abode, Human, Comparative study, Health, Well being, Social environment, Socioeconomic status, Coping, Personality, California, Urban environment, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.