Risk Factors for Homelessness

Risk Factors for Homelessness

Researchers have identified certain factors that may increase the likelihood that a person will experience homelessness. The broadest analysis has attempted to isolate “individual” and “structural” causes of homelessness, and to gauge the relative importance of each; but the paths to homelessness are as complex and varied as the homeless population itself, and defy easy categorization. This paper presents a broad overview of some key risk factors for homelessness.

ORGANIZATION: Social Affairs Division, Parliament of Canada
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

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