Locating and Designing 'Journeys Home': A Literature Review

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Rosanna Scutella

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

Guy Johnson

RMIT University

Date Written: June 2012

Abstract

In this paper we review previous longitudinal research on homelessness with the aim of identifying the necessary design features of Journeys Home to enable researchers and policy makers to fill the gaps in our knowledge of the causes and consequences of homelessness. We show that despite substantial progress in homelessness research in some areas, particularly in the areas of definition and enumeration, there remains a need for large scale longitudinal data to better understand pathways into and out of homelessness. This requires a survey that is representative of a broader population of people experiencing homelessness as well as people vulnerable to homelessness. A large sample of this sort will enable researchers to rigorously examine pathways into and out of homelessness, the structural and individual level causes of homelessness, and key outcomes of homelessness.

Keywords: homelessness, housing instability, longitudinal survey research

Suggested Citation

Scutella, Rosanna and Johnson, Guy, Locating and Designing 'Journeys Home': A Literature Review (June 2012). Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2084444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2084444

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