Gender Differences in Self-Reported Reasons for Homelessness

  title={Gender Differences in Self-Reported Reasons for Homelessness},
  author={Richard C. Tessler and Robert A. Rosenheck and Gail Gamache},
  journal={Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless},
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate some of the ways in which the perceived pathways into homelessness are socially structured. We do this by examining the relative frequency of 11 different reasons homeless males and females cite for being homeless. Males were more likely to cite the following as their main reasons for homelessness: loss of a job, discharge from an institution, mental health problems, and alcohol or drug problems. Women were more likely to cite the following as their… 

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