Homelessness, Poverty and Unemployment


Sanna Thompson (Editor)
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work, Austin, TX, USA

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status, Hunger and Poverty: Causes, Impacts and Eradication
BISAC: SOC045000

This book provides an introduction to the interconnections between homelessness, poverty and unemployment. Various populations are included, such as homeless youth and families, the elderly and individuals who have experienced traumatic events as these populations are most effected in terms of homelessness and poverty. Chapters are included that can be applied to a conceptual framework if social estrangement and include such domains as societal disaffiliation, psychological dysfunction, issues of human capital and the culture of homelessness. These domains are discussed in the first chapter and form the rationale and description for the various chapters included.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Homelessness, poverty, and unemployment: An overview and conceptual model
(Sanna J. Thompson)

Chapter 2. Applying Social Capital Theory to interventions with homeless youth
(Tiffany Ryan)

Chapter 3. Homeless young adults and employment: Issues and intervention.
(Kristin Ferguson and Sanna J. Thompson)

Chapter 4. Perspectives on housing among homeless youth
(Tiffany Ryan, Patrick Lamb, Sanna J. Thompson and Melissa McChesney)

Chapter 5. Safety and survival skills of homeless, street-involved adults
(Angie Lippman, Amanda Barczyk and Sanna J. Thompson)

Chapter 6. Evidence-based school interventions to prevent homelessness among youth: Pathways to employment and policy reform
(Katherine Montgomery, Tiffany Ryan and Sanna J. Thompson)

Chapter 7. Speaking up and Speaking out: Youth perspectives on homelessness and the transition to Adulthood
(Christine Gendron, Rebecca Gomez and Sanna J. Thompson)

Chapter 8. Risk factors for sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency in homeless persons with developmental disabilities
(Larry G. Morton, II and David E. Pollio)

Chapter 9. Homelessness, poverty, and unemployment: The Ghanaian case
(Franklin Obeng-Odoom)

Chapter 10. Homelessness as a consequence of natural disasters:
The case of the 2010 Haiti earthquake
(Jaime Santos-Reyes)

Chapter 11. Employers’ hiring and dismissing of older workers
(Chau-kiu Cheung and Raymond Man-hung Ngan)


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