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Subjects

Homeless youth -- United States, Homeless youth -- United States -- Social conditions

Abstract

This paper is a shortened version of Gray’s thesis.

Typologies of homeless youth help researchers and service providers understand who they are working with. However, most of the work on "homeless and runaway youth," as they are often referred to, does not take into account the subtypes within this vast population. Instead of taking such distinctions for granted, this paper focuses on them. The different sections of the paper define and examine these different subtypes. By the conclusion of the thesis, the reader should be able to form an educated opinion on the utility of some of the different typologies used with homeless youth, and the implications of these typologies. This examination will, hopefully, aid future researchers in developing new typologies, and spur discussion on conceptualizations of this population and the ways those concepts guide service.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13135

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