Older American, homeless, homelessness, older homeless
This study investigated the comparison between the Rich et al (1995) study done in Tampa Bay, Fl and Burt et al (2001) national study. Rich et al conducted a study of elder homeless Americans and later, Burt et al conducted a replication study on a national level using a similar study. My secondary analysis of the data covered four aspects: Demographics between the two groups of respondents; current housing issues; current alcohol, drug and mental health issues; and finally homeless services being used by both homeless, formally homeless and never homeless respondents. This was all compared to those that were 55 and older and those that were under 55. Recommendations were made concerning improvement of senior's health services by the government, and the need for more research into determining the overall seemingly underrepresented elderly homeless population.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
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Bigelow, Brian, "Old And Homeless,a Second Look At Two Surveys" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 285.