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The Aging of Contemporary Homelessness
Contexts (2013)
  • Dennis P Culhane , University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephen Metraux , University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Thomas Byrne , University of Pennsylvania
  • Magdi Stino , University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Jay Bainbridge , Marist College
Abstract
Homelessness is currently at a demographic crossroad. This presents a unique opportunity for hastening its demise. In the thirty years since homelessness first manifested itself in American cities in its contemporary form, it has ascended to one of the most prominent American social problems. Despite the current push by advocacy organizations to end homelessness, many expect it will always be with us. In its longevity, however, lies the potential for its decline, provided we do not repeat this cycle with a new generation of homeless.
Keywords
  • Aging,
  • demography,
  • homelessness
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Dennis P Culhane, Stephen Metraux, Thomas Byrne, Magdi Stino, et al.. "The Aging of Contemporary Homelessness" Contexts Vol. in press (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dennis_culhane/119/