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"Causes" of homelessness: Understanding city- and individual-level data

O'Flaherty, Brendan Andrew

Studies of homelessness that use city-level observations get systematically different results from studies that use individual-level data. I explain why. The findings are consistent with a model of homelessness as a condition requiring a conjunction of unfortunate circumstances.

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Academic Units
Economics
Publisher
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Series
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 0102-59
Published Here
March 22, 2011

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April 2002