The magic of numbers and the amazing disappearing act : the politics of counting youth homelessness

Bessant, Judith (2013) The magic of numbers and the amazing disappearing act : the politics of counting youth homelessness. Alternative Law Journal, 37(2).

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Abstract

No-one wants to see young people who are no longer able to stay at home with their parents living in situations that are neither stable nor safe. Most Australians also appreciate that youth homelessness is typically a result of factors beyond the control of young people like poverty, lack of affordable housing, parental divorce or separation, family conflict and violence, sexual abuse, or mental health problems.1 Since the Burdekin Report of 1989 first put the issue on the national agenda, youth homelessness has been a point of some political sensitivity as the numbers of young homeless stayed stubbornly high through the 1990s and into the 2000s.

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ID Code: 57638
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: youth homelessness
ISSN: 1037-969X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Causes and Prevention of Crime (160201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 23:15
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 03:47

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