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

By Marty Grace, Deb Batterham and Chelsea Cornell


This article is about young people who have experienced both\ud 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\ud 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

Topics: 360000 Policy and Political Science, 370000 Studies in Human Society, 1607 Social Work, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, homeless young people, unemployed young people, Australia
Publisher: Victorian Council of Social Service
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.vu.edu.au:1859
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