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Childhood homelessness and adult employment : the role of education, incarceration, and welfare receipt / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Anna Zhu
Bib ID 6980008
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A., author
 
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Description [Parkville], Victoria : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, the University of Melbourne, September 2015 
44 pages ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9780734043900
Series

Melbourne Institute working paper ; no. 18/15. 1328-4991

Summary

This paper analyzes children’s long-term consequences of experiencing homelessness. Our primary goal is to assess the importance of the potential pathways linking childhood homelessness to adult employment. We use novel panel data that link survey and administrative data for a sample of disadvantaged adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We find that those experiencing homelessness for the first time as children are less likely to be employed than those who were never homeless as a child. For women, this relationship is largely explained by the lower educational attainment and higher welfare receipt (both in general and in the form of mental illness-related disability payments) of those experiencing childhood homelessness. Higher rates of high-school incompletion and incarceration explain some of the link between childhood homelessness and men’s employment, however, childhood homelessness continues to have a substantial direct effect on male employment rates.

Notes

This paper uses data collected from the Journeys Home project, a longitudinal survey-based study managed by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).

Includes bibliographical references.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as of 4 March 2015 https://www.melbourneinstitute.com/downloads/working_paper_series/wp2015n18.pdf

Subjects Journeys Home, A Longitudinal Study of Factors Affecting Housing Stability.  |  Homeless persons -- Australia -- Longitudinal studies.  |  Homeless children -- Australia -- Longitudinal studies.  |  Homeless persons -- Employment -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Zhu, Anna, author  |  Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, issuing body

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