The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment

Having a job can be a crucial factor in being able to break free from the cycle of homelessness. But despite this well-known link, few studies have considered how homelessness affects people getting a job – and separate to this – keeping their job. My research finds that homeless people who are employed are significantly more likely to leave their job compared to the non-homeless people. My working paper examines data from Journeys Home, …

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Improving the evidence on supported housing: latest research on NSW Housing & Accommodation Support

International literature suggests that the provision of permanent housing and support are important factors in supporting consumer recovery. Although the evidence on supported housing is well developed in the international context, it is still in its infancy in Australia. 14th International Mental Health Conference being held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise 5th-6th of August 2013 welcomes Dr Shannon McDermott, Lecturer at the University of New South Wales who will be …

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