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Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

The new sisters of the road: homeless women and their children.

Author: Crook, W.P
Author Background:
Date 1/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Family-Social-Work
Volume/Pages 3(4): 49-64
Subject Matter Women
Abstract This article examines the growing social problem of homeless women and their children. It provides a historical perspective, reasons for the increased incidence of family homelessness, the negative effects of homelessness on women and children, and programmatic responses. It also makes recommendations for effective program services and policy reforms. It urges family social workers to adopt a policy advocacy orientation. The article concludes that there is a need for further research to separate causes from effects when studying homeless women and children and that researchers need to attend to the significance of gender for the social problem of family homelessness. (Journal abstract.)