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Multiple disruptions: circumstances and experiences of young people living with homelessness and unemployment

Grace, Marty and Batterham, Deb and Cornell, Chelsea (2008) Multiple disruptions: circumstances and experiences of young people living with homelessness and unemployment. Just Policy : a Journal of Australian Social Policy (48). pp. 23-41. ISSN 1323-2266

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Abstract

This article is about young people who have experienced both homelessness and unemployment, with their interacting impacts. While ‘young people’ is usually understood to include those beyond childhood and up to 25 years of age, the homelessness services that initiated YP4 decided that the project should focus on people in the first one-third of their expected working lives. Thus the eligible age group for YP4 was 18−35 years. In practice, 75 per cent of participants were aged 25 years and under. This paper presents a more detailed descriptive profile than has previously been published regarding the circumstances of young people living with homelessness and unemployment. This profile confirms and adds quantification to previously published material on the complex disadvantages experienced by these young people. Our findings are indicative of the circumstances of the broader population of young Australians in these circumstances.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: homeless young people, unemployed young people, Australia
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 360000 Policy and Political Science
RFCD Classification > 370000 Studies in Human Society
FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: Ms Sandra Zlatanovski
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2008 22:18
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1859
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