Predictors of Homelessness among Older Adults in New York City

  title={Predictors of Homelessness among Older Adults in New York City},
  author={Marybeth Shinn and Jamie Gottlieb and Jessica L Wett and Ajay Bahl and Arnold Cohen and Deborah Baron Ellis},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={696 - 708}
We interviewed 61 housed and 79 homeless adults aged 55 and over about disability; economic, human and social capital; and stressful life events prior to becoming homeless. Over half of the homeless group had previously led conventional lives. Human capital, social capital and life events were more important than disability or economic capital in predicting homelessness. The homeless adults were younger, more likely to be male and better educated than housed adults, but had shorter job tenure… 

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