Street Kids: Geography and risks for homelessness

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Homelessness among children and youth has been increasing the past two decades. The number of homeless youth continues to grow, with about 2 million youths per year spending some period of time in emergency shelters or on the streets. Homeless children 12 years old or under are the fastest-growing subgroup of this population (Kidd and Davidson 2006; Witkin et al. 2005). 

Keywords: homelessness, homeless youth and children, residential origins, neighborhoods, demographic factors, socioeconomic factors, geocoding, spatial statistics, mean, median, standard deviational ellipse, ordinary least squares (OLS), SpatiaLABS

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