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Towards a demographic profile of the street homeless in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T01:04:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T01:04:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4348
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a demographic analysis of the Human Sciences Research Council homelessness survey, and starts to develop a profile of the adult and child street homeless populations in the northern part of South Africa. Attempting to sketch the population dynamics of homelessness, the paper reviews research methodology, looks at the age, gender and employment status of the respondents, and identifies the foreign-born and citizen population elements. The data suggest that cross-border migrants represent a significant share of the street homeless, and particularly of street children. In addition, it appears that the child and adult populations are largely separate, with older street children leaving the streets to be replaced by in-migrating rural-born homeless adults. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject STREET CHILDREN en
dc.subject HOMELESS PEOPLE en
dc.subject DEMOGRAPHICS en
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject MIGRANTS en
dc.title Towards a demographic profile of the street homeless in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 27(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Poverty, Employment and Growth en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6257 en
dc.PageNumber 21-37 en
dc.outputnumber 4915 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kok, P., Cross, C. & Roux, N. (2010) Towards a demographic profile of the street homeless in South Africa. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. 27(1):21-37. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kok, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Cross, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Roux, N. en

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