Patterns and determinants of public shelter utilization among homeless adults in New York City and Philadelphia

@inproceedings{Culhane1998PatternsAD,
  title={Patterns and determinants of public shelter utilization among homeless adults in New York City and Philadelphia},
  author={Dennis P. Culhane and Randall Kuhn},
  year={1998}
}
Administrative data on public shelter utilization among homeless adults from New York City (1987–1994) and Philadelphia (1991–1994) are analyzed to identify the relative proportion of shelter users by length of stay and rate of readmission, and to identify the characteristics that predict an exit from shelter. Survival analyses reveal that half of adult shelter users will stay fewer than 45 days over a two-year period (combined stays), and that approximately one half of men and one third of… CONTINUE READING

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