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dc.contributor.authorChoi, Emily
dc.description1 broadsideen_US
dc.description.abstractHomeless families are the fastest growing population among homeless in America. In spite of this fact, many homeless shelters still implement policies which are only suited to meet the needs to single homeless adults. Homelessness affects families in unique ways, and this study was designed to uncover the specific effects which homelessness has on families, in hopes of proving necessary information for implementation of shelters policies better suited to supporting families. The study consisted of survey data as well as interviews, addressing homeless family relationships and family roles, and the perceived impact of homelessness on those factors. Results showed that some families felt that they had grown closer together due to their experience as a homeless family, however some families, in particular two-parent families who resided in shelters which separated fathers from their partner and children, felt that their family had become overall more distant.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Hightower Symposium, 2009.en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Hightower Symposium Presentations Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleHomelessness and the Family Dynamicen_US

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