Changing demography of homeless adult populations

J. Tsai, K. Mehta, A. E. Mongtomery, E. Elbogen, D. Hooshyar

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Abstract

As the demographic characteristics of the US population have changed over the past decade, the characteristics of different homeless populations have changed as well. This study tracked changes in demographic characteristics of homeless adult, veteran, and healthcare service user populations against general adult and veteran populations from 2007-2017. The results showed that changing demographics of homeless populations largely reflected broader trends in the general population, and attention is needed on the clinical needs of aging homeless populations. There may be some unique changes in the demography of some homeless populations, such as younger homeless veterans seeking healthcare services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-184
Number of pages8
JournalPerspectives in Public Health
Volume141
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • epidemiology
  • homelessness
  • housing
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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