Title

Predictors of becoming redomiciled among older homeless women.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Jay Sokolovsky

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1997

Date Issued

January 1997

Date Available

June 2014

ISSN

0016-9013

Abstract

The authors test a model to predict residential outcome among 201 homeless women aged 50 and over. On two-year follow-up, 47% were successfully domiciled. Of 12 variables examined using logistic regression analysis, only 2 variables, perceived support and number of community facilities attended were significant predictors of being domiciled on follow-up. Three additional variables — absence of psychosis, a lifetime history of less than one year of homelessness, and number of entitlements — attained near-significance. Although residential outcome is predicted by a few individual characteristics, what is most striking is the lack of suitable housing options.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in The Gerontologist, 37, 67-74. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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