3.4 Street Survival: A Gendered Analysis of Youth Homelessness in Toronto

This chapter explores how income creation among homeless youth from Toronto varies according to gender. Using questionnaire and interview data, the authors show that, in relative terms, young men are involved in the more financially lucrative sectors of the street economy compared to young women. The authors frame the analysis of the findings in terms of broader discussion of how homelessness is gendered within the spaces and places homeless youth occupy.

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Hulchanski, J. David
Campsie, Philippa
Chau, Shirley B.Y.
Hwang, Stephen H.
Paradis, Emily
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness